What is silence? What is wisdom? How do you know you're here? Socratic dialogue—for kids? At least the answer to this last question is an easy, resounding Yes! The rest you'll have to think about and discuss with your friends, which is just what philosopher Christopher Phillips is hoping for. He has long been leading thinkers of all ages on a thoughtful and thought-filled quest for knowledge, and this picturebook models for young children that mulling over some of life's big questions can be done anytime, anywhere. A finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in the design/illustration category. • A novel teacher resource.• Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula.
"As a teacher, I don't see how anyone would do anything but use the Socratic method." —reviewer David Ross, Long Beach Press-Telegram“[Will help kids] wrestle with the big questions."— The Providence JournalReviewer Susan Faust wrote that the book is great for children "to get experience in thinking deep thoughts."—The San Francisco Chronicle "A largely successful attempt to introduce philosophy…to ordinary kids. . . . [use it to] challenge young readers to think and ask their own questions." —Kathleen Krull