The Kids' Book of Questions: Revised for the New Century

The Kids' Book of Questions: Revised for the New Century

by Gregory Stock
     
 

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Now more than ever, parents are told how important it is to talk meaningfully to their kids. This is the book that makes it happen. A revised and expanded second edition, The Kids' Book of Questions, with 634,000 copies in print, makes it easy to ask hard questions and fun to answer them. Questions to challenge, questions to provoke. Questions to entertain

Overview

Now more than ever, parents are told how important it is to talk meaningfully to their kids. This is the book that makes it happen. A revised and expanded second edition, The Kids' Book of Questions, with 634,000 copies in print, makes it easy to ask hard questions and fun to answer them. Questions to challenge, questions to provoke. Questions to entertain and expand young minds. Questions about right or wrong, about fears and hopes, ethics, religious beliefs, about why parents act the way they do—even about ruling the world.

Updated to include questions on subjects that have arisen since the book's original publication in 1988—from the internet to issues like school violence and terrorism—the book is a sure way to prod young people into discovering who they really are and what they really believe. There are inquiries into values: "If you knew you wouldn't get caught, would you cheat on a test by copying someone else's answers?" Intriguing fantasies: "If you could email any famous person and know they'd read and answer your note, who would you write to and what would you say?" Philosophical queries: "Have you had any personal experiences that lead you to believe in God?" Provocative scenarios: "After being given a truth pill, what would you say if you were asked to describe your family?"

Kids, and parents, will be amazed to find how far one little question will lead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761135951
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 18 Years

Read an Excerpt

If you could permanently trade lives with one of your brothers, sisters, or classmates, would you? If so, who would you pick and why?

If someone a lot smaller than you kept teasing you and telling lies about you and wouldn't stop, how far would you be willing to go to make the person stop? What about someone bigger than you?

Adults can do more but have more responsibilities; children can play more but are often told what to do. Do you think kids or adults have a better deal?

Meet the Author

Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, bestselling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society at UCLA’s School of Medicine. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social, and political implications of today’s revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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