Big Ideas for Little Philosophers: Love with Plato (Board book)

Big Ideas for Little Philosophers: Love with Plato By Duane Armitage, Maureen McQuerry, Robin Rosenthal (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Explore the importance of love with the youngest readers in a wonderfully accessible way.

Even little children have big questions about life. Plato believed showing and receiving love makes us wise, and Love with Plato brings his philosophy to the youngest thinkers. Asking young readers what being loved feels like to them and how they can show others love prompts questions about how we treat one another and ourselves. This book will lead to inspiring conversations about loving people for what is on the inside, and helping others do the same.

Look for all six Big Ideas for Little Philosophers board books: Equality with Simone de Beauvoir, Happiness with Aristotle,Imagination with René Descartes, Kindness with Confucius, Love with Plato, and Truth with Socrates.

About the Author

Dr. Duane Armitage is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Scranton. He is the author of several books on European philosophy, and a popular lecturer who challenges students to think deeply about life's big questions. He believes that conversations about the nature of wisdom and how to live rightly are essential for people of all ages. He lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Maureen McQuerry is an award-winning children's author, poet, and teacher. She is a former middle and high school teacher with a specialty in gifted education and also has a Master's Degree in early education. In 2000 she was awarded the McAuliffe Teaching Fellowship for Washington State. Maureen currently supervises student teachers for Washington State University

Robin Rosenthal is an illustrator and art director. She grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. You can see more of her work at

Praise For…

“A sweet approach to encouraging meaningful discussions. . . Love With Plato deals with ideas that are more abstract and, therefore, more complex, inviting children to think rather than act. We read that we can love things we can see but that “Plato said it is most important to love ideas, like GOODNESS, TRUTH, AND BEAUTY.” Text and illustrations depict examples of all three followed by a prompt that asks readers to consider what is important in their own lives.  .“ —Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593322994
ISBN-10: 0593322991
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 20th, 2021
Pages: 22
Language: English
Series: Big Ideas for Little Philosophers