Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Notice how the illustrations envelop the page- even the PRINT gets pushed off the page during the Wild Rumpus! And, as Max leaves the Wild Things, on his boat, the illustrations shrink back- back to reality.
Whether it is truth or beauty, friendship or fairness, what’s right or what’s real, philosophy deals with so many things that children love to discuss. Set these ideas and concerns in stories and novels written for children. Add to this the procedures of classroom inquiry based upon the philosophical tools of reasoning and imaginative exploration. Top it off with a teacher whose role is to develop and challenge the students thinking. This is the starting point for philosophy for children.