Author: Daniel Thompson

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $6.99

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Deal starts: November 15, 2020

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ALWAYS THINK BIG!It is not the job of a parent to pick their child up when they fall, it is their job to teach their child how to get up for themselves. Just as it is not a parent's job to teach their child what to think but rather how to think, how to question the daily interactions and encounters of the life they have ahead of them and how to value the morality within those interactions.This book is my attempt to encourage children towards a lifelong journey of critical thinking and sow the seeds of wider philosophical principals to the next generation of big thinkers. This book deals with the principles of self-esteem self-respect, racial and religious tolerance, success, love, friendship and many more values and virtue that a well rounded forward thinker may wish to consider.We live in a world where we often hold ourselves to other people's standards. Be it beauty, success, happiness or wealth, we tend to look outwardly for confirmation of our achievements and we forget to question why we do things that way at all. It is my hope to illuminate the possibility that perhaps we have what we need to feel successful or beautiful or happy within ourselves already and it is only our perception of those things that we need to change.Keep asking questions,Keep wondering why.And remember to always THINK BIG!This book is intended to introduce children to philosophy and critical thinking as well as to encourage self-confidence and self-love. It also serves as a fun way to begin conversations between children and adults on some of life's bigger questions.I thank you for your interest and hope you enjoy the book.From the Back CoverThe brain is a magical, marvelous thing,And though it looks small there is plenty,Of room for a lifetime of wondrous thoughts,So please, don't just leave it half empty.Fill it with puzzling and pondering and pressing,And questions and quandaries and queries.Fill it with laughter and learning and love,Theological thinking and theories.Question your reasons, imagine ideas,Make knowledge your business to know.With every new sort of wondrous thought,Your brains will continue to grow.This book's not instructions on how you should live,Or a rule book of what you must do.It's just a few thoughts for you to explore,To help form your own point of view.So read it with caution, don't take it as fact.Then ask yourself, do I agree?Put it back on your shelf, then decide for yourself,What kind of you, YOU want to be.What people are saying about Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers:"How does someone fit SO much positivity in one book? Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers is a fabulously quirky meander through a broad range of topics, from celebrating difference to learning from our mistakes, casting off our worries and inspiring others with good deeds. Daniel Thompson's whimsically intelligent rhymes are an engaging blend of poetry, mindfulness and life-coaching that will provide any parent with a powerful toolkit to support their Little Thinkers in considering important issues including self worth, the importance of kindness and having control of our emotional response."Thom Craigen, Author "I think this book should be in every child's permanent collection. A book which they can read again and again, to reinforce what is really important in this life. I wish I could have read this to my children when they were little, but I think we can all learn from these lovely little poems whatever age we are.I've been trying the think which poem is my favourite, but I honestly can't choose. Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers and big thinkers alike!Beautifully written and beautifully illustrated. I highly recommend!