School Library Journal
Inquiries about science, philosophy, and morality are presented in an engaging style that avoids leading readers to any preconceived answers, instead encouraging them to either arrive at their own conclusions or imagine a variety of possibilities. Through a combination of vibrant colors; hip, retro illustrations; and interesting quotes, Law has produced a stimulating work for young minds that is sure to spark conversation and, of course, more questions.
[Law] provides not only topics to mull over, but also, with simply phrased pro-and/or-con comments about each, some intellectual tools for the mulling. . . . [H]is stances are generally fair and open minded, and he consistently gives readers encouragement to develop their own opinions. Illustrated by Choksi with comical, broadly drawn figures done in a retro ’50s style and housed within covers designed to look well-worn, this breezy mind-expander tackles plenty of thorny Big Ones in a refreshingly nonthreatening way.
This collection of philosophical, moral, and scientific quandaries will have readers grasping after the biggies, including the origins of the universe and the meaning of life. Heavy stuff for sure, but Law is a playful and instructive host, using clear analogies to elucidate the headiest of concepts.