Saturday, August 27, 2011

#122: Big Questions


The ultimate guide to life's big questions!
This book asks the big questions that really make you think about yourself and your place in the world. What is the secret of happiness? Can computers think? What is reality anyway?
Stretching your brain and firing your imagination, the bright, dynamic spreads will set your mind racing off along different tangents and into new realms of discovery. From personal questions about thoughts and dreams to the wider questions of life, the universe, and everything, this is a journey like no other.

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: DK CHILDREN
ISBN: 9780756675790
Purchase at Amazon by clicking the link on the photo.
Purchase at DK Canada

©2011


My Opinion:
One word: Debatable.
This book ponders all the really big questions like, where do we come from and how do colors make you feel?
I did have an issue while reading the book, though more of a debate amongst myself as to what should be put forth. Content-wise, I mean. Here's why: Inside the book, when it asks where do we come from, it concludes we come from The Big Bang. That's all well, good and true, but what about the parents that want their children to believe we come from God. The scientific theory would have to go out then. So this is where I debated with myself as to which is right. Should we teach our kids that we come from God or The Big Bang?
If you answered the latter, in The Big Bang, then have your child read this book. If you answered God, I wouldn't bother. Then you may find yourself being asked even harder questions than what was answered in the book, and will be all alone with that question.
I liked the book, appreciated that it made me question myself. Though I don't believe it will have the same effect on a child who reads this.


3/5


Recommend? If you are not religious, yes.


~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

2 comments:

  1. It sounds like such an interesting book, really. Years ago, I would have answered the question [and taught children likewise] that we came from "God" [I'm a former minister] -- nowadays, however, I would answer the question so differently, and I think both answers are too simplistic. We didn't come "from" the Big Bang [per se] but the Universe is here because of reasons we will never fully understand. I would leave a child with the mystery, rather than an answer that even we ourselves cannot ever fully describe, or know.

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  2. This is a kids book? As if kids need to face any question harder than "What's for dinner?"

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