Explore the importance of happiness with the youngest readers in a wonderfully accessible way.
Even little children have big questions about life. Finding happiness is a lifelong goal and Aristotle thought deeply about it. Why are we here? What is the best way to live a happy life? Having friends who are fun and adventurous is important, but it's also important to have true friends who will help us be good people and tell us when we're straying from that. He also believed we have to love ourselves in order to love others and be happy. This book will prompt readers to concentrate on what makes them happy and how they can be a good friend to others and themselves.
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 with his wife Claire and parrot Coco in 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.