Really, Really Big Questions
Author: Stephen Law, illustrated by Nishant Choksi
Really, Really Big Questions by Stephen Law
Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered what it is really thinking? Or asked yourself if your entire life has been a dream? Prepare to exercise your mind as you investigate these big ideas and more on the roller-coaster ride of reason and ridiculous that is philosophy. Cool illustrations, brainteasers, and quirky quotations add to the simple and fun question-and-answer format, introducing readers to life's important questions.
In The News
“[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.” —Kirkus Reviews
“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.” —Booklist