This is a great resource for those interested in pre–college philosophy and in elementary education, and for parents generally. It also will be useful to upper–level philosophy and education students looking for novel approaches within their disciplines. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower–level undergraduates and above; general readers. (Choice, 1 November 2013)
"Filled with humor and keen insights, A Sneetch is a Sneetch and other Philosophical Discoveries is essential reading for anyone with an interest in philosophy or children′s literature – and by anyone, I mean anyone – from the mom or dad looking for something interesting to read to their toddler, to writers of every ilk, and yes, even full fledge, academically inclined philosophers. Happy pondering!!." (History in Review, 3 June 2013)
This is a wonderful book. Written with humor and clarity, it′s a primer/refresher on philosophy and ethics. Wartenberg uses children′s books to tackle the kinds of profound questions kids ask: is it possible to do nothing? What makes a leopard a leopard and not a dog? How can it be wrong to give someone what they want? The book shows the way to discussions in the realm of ideas with your kids, using their favorite picture books. Good picture books provoke good questions, and then the fun of thinking and talking about all the possible answers.
Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott winning author of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
"Wartenberg simultaneously shows the philosophical seriousness of children′s literature and the childlike wonder of philosophy. Completely convincing and utterly charming."
Claudia Mills, Philosophy Department, University of Colorado at Boulder, and award–winning children′s book author