Explore the importance of imagination with the youngest readers in a wonderfully accessible way.
Even little children have big questions about life. Imaginations are unique to every human on earth and René Descartes believed that is what makes every person their own true self. By thinking about what we imagine and how all people imagine differently, kids can work on understanding others' perspectives and points of view and become more empathetic. Imagination with René Descartes will help them see how using your imagination makes you "you" and understanding the same about friends and family is an important part of getting along in a community.
Look for all six Big Ideas for Little Philosophers board books: Equality with Simone de Beauvoir, Truth with Socrates, Happiness with Aristotle, Imagination with René Descartes, Kindness with Confucius, Love with Plato, and Truth with Socrates.
About the Author
Dr. Duane Armitage is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Scranton. He is the author of several books on European philosophy, and a popular lecturer who challenges students to think deeply about life's big questions. He believes that conversations about the nature of wisdom and how to live rightly are essential for people of all ages. He lives Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Maureen McQuerry is an award-winning children's author, poet, and teacher. She is a former middle and high school teacher with a specialty in gifted education and also has a Master's Degree in early education. In 2000 she was awarded the McAuliffe Teaching Fellowship for Washington State. Maureen currently supervises student teachers for Washington State University.
Robin Rosenthal is an illustrator and art director. She grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. You can see more of her work at robinrosenthal.com.