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“Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos” review

 


Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

“What is the purpose of life?”
“How do we know what’s real and not real?”
“Why is there so much unfairness in the world?”
“Where do babies come from?”

Children ask the most intriguing questions. Some are very basic, simple really. Others require deep thought and intense regard as to how to answer them in a way they might understand. It’s often said that pictures are worth a thousand words. So, perhaps using pictures, awesome photographs, can help explain and answer some of the more difficult questions. Like the question, “What is God?” is answered with spiral images, beautiful photographs of spirals: the spiral pattern of a rose opening to full bloom (looking from the top of the flower), the spiral pattern of a seashell, or spiral patterns found in the universe. This is a complex question, but, if one is a believer, one understands the significance of the photographs and the images chosen. God is infinite. But, “God is also patterns in the universe.”

Gayle Kimball’s fascinating book, Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos, is a unique way to help young people to open their minds and explore, to encourage young people to ask more questions. The questions chosen for this book range from the meaning of life, the beginning of life, what happens after death, to current political concerns like climate change and how we can make things in the world fairer. I like the way the photographs and the verbal answers leave open room for further questions and the possibility of making each question a focal point for discussion. A wonderful way to share questions and answers that are relevant, not just to children, but people of all ages.

Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos–book now available

Kids’ Deep Questions Answered in Photos by Gayle Kimball, Ph.D>

Now available on Amazon, etc. as an ebook or print

Since a  photograph is worth a 1,000 words, this book uses images to spark family discussion of important questions on the minds of young people. Dr. Kimball added brief comments to initiate thinking process about the meaning of life! Questions covered in the book include what is the purpose of life, why are there so many religions, what is happiness, why is there inequality, what happens after death, what’s the Big Bang, why is climate changing, and what is success?

The author started asking open-ended questions of young people in 2002 and eventually surveyed or interviewed over 4,000 students from 88 countries, as reported on in a series of books. They want to know why we’re here and what happens after death, as well as questions about our world from a science and social science point of view.  She found them to be very caring about helping other people. Now young children are taking a lead in advocating environmentalism to stop climate change and are asking deep questions.deepfrontcover

Photo book underway to answer kids’ deep questions

I’m starting on a book to answer kids’ deep questions with photographs. Please email me to get the photos to answer what is God, what happens after death, if there is one God, why so many religions? Please also send your kids’ questions to add to the book and how the child would like to be quoted. Many thanks! gkimball at csuchico dot edu