Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates
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Book ISBN: 9780374312497
Author(s): Mark David Usher
Document type: Trade Cloth
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Brilliant Book and Great Intro to Philosophy
Me and my two fellas, ages 8 and 10, absolutely love this book. It strikes a fine balance between elementary-age entertainment and providing factual information about Socrate's life and times. The illustrations even serve to make the facts more memorable.
Wish there was a little something like this for Plato, Hippocrates and the rest!
L Hawk (Amazon.com)
Good book, sticky pages
Excellent book, but came with several pages stuck together which, needless to say, ended up damaging the book as soon as I tried to separate them. Other than that, pretty good product.
Since I ordered Wise Guy for my eight-year-old grandson Sam, I asked him to review it. We home-school each other.
1. Would you give Wise Guy 5 stars because it is one of the best books you ever read, or no stars because it's one of the worst, or 1,2, 3, or 4 stars? SAM: 4-1/2 stars. 2. Which did you like more, the pictures or the words? SAM: The words. 3. Will you tell your sisters or your friends to read it? SAM: Yes. I would like my best friend to read it. 4.Do you think you will want to read it again? SAM: Yes. 5. In what way would you like to be like Socrates? SAM pointed to his brain. 6. In what way would you not like to be like Socrates? SAM made a face and said hemlock. 7. Did you like the way the book tells the story of Socrates' life in larger print and tells about him in smaller print? SAM: Yes. 8. Did you like the pictures and descriptions of famous persons Socrates influenced, at the end of the book? SAM: Yes. 9. Did the book make you think you might want to become a philosopher? SAM: Maybe. 10. Would you like to read more books about philosophy and philosophers? SAM: Yes. 11. Do you have any more to say to Amazon customers about this book. SAM: Buy it.
Edward Styles (Amazon.com)
Fundamental Socrates for Children
Excellent overview of who Socrates was, his life, and his way of thinking. I have read this to my two sons (5/9) and they both enjoyed it (text and artwork). Socrates is at the foundation of western thinking and philosophy.
S. Andersen (Amazon.com)
Great Classical Homeschool Resource!
Homeschoolers will want WISE GUY on their bookshelf. Our family loved it and it was a great introduction to Socrates for our 9 and 12 year old. Younger children will enjoy the great illustrations and gentle story about Socrates while older students, adults included, will learn more historical information about ancient times. Usher and Bramhall combined these elements creatively and made a great family book to re-visit as the family grows. A great find for our homeschool!
Classical Homeschool Mom (Amazon.com)
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