A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature

A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature

Author(s): Thomas E. Wartenberg

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780470656785

Online ISBN: 9781118545119

DOI: 10.1002/9781118545119

About this Book

Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books?

This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children's picture books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek!. With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg discusses the philosophical ideas in these classic stories, and provides parents with a practical starting point for discussing philosophical issues with their children. Accessible and multi-layered, it answers questions like, Is it okay for adults to deceive kids? What's the difference between saying the Mona Lisa is a great painting and vanilla is your favorite flavor? Each chapter includes illustrations commissioned especially for this book.

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