Oh, the Things We Believed!
In this delightful illustrated book written in rhyme, the children gaze at a face-shaped cloud, and Aiden asks if it is real. To answer, our favorite feathered-dinosaur, the Skeptisaurus, guides the children to use their critical thinking skills when determining myth from fact. He takes the kids on an amazing journey through legends of old times, from witches to oracles, explaining how we evolved to see things that aren't always there. But when those myths vanish, they see that real scientific discovery is just as exciting, and can change the world. The children learn that "real answers may not be magic, but they are always magical."Buy Now
“A great book. Very smart. And kind.”
– Penn Jillette, author of God, No!, comedian, magician of Penn & Teller
“Not knowing shouldn’t be scary. It is an invitation to question and learn. This book is such an invitation.”
– Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist, author
“The illustrations are amazing and thought provoking, and the writing inspires a joy and determination to discover the truth over convenient stories. Please help support science advocacy for children if you are able! It’s needed now more than ever.”
– Modern Science Mama
“They’re back – this time with a book to help teach kids the much-needed skills of critical thinking! (Just imagine if kids were taught how to think instead of what to think!)” – Horus Gilgamesh, author of the Awkward Moments Children’s Bible series
“A wonderful children’s book!”
“Hey nerds, check out this brilliant thing!”
We ordered this book for my son’s first birthday and I told my husband I learned more from it than my own high school/college biology classes…yikes! I read this book to my 2 year old every night and he LOVES it.
-Leslie Daniel, childhood educator, supermom