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Subtitle Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes in Poetry to Think with
By Peter Worley and Andrew Day
ISBN 9781-781350874
Category Children’s 5 to adult
Winter 2012


Thoughtings is a poetry collection with a difference. When asked to explain what thinking is without using the word ‘think’ a 5-year old said ‘It’s when you’re thoughting’. These are not poems…they are a kind of poem specifically designed around a particular puzzle or problem that might be thought more philosophy than poetry. Here’s to the joy of puzzlement!

Author's Biography

Peter leads the Philosophy Foundation in its mission to transform thinking in education. Andrew Day has a background in language teaching and a degree in Philosophy and Social Anthropology, the combination of which have sparked his passionate curiosity into the part that language plays in the development of thinking


If you want to do some thinking aerobics and some brain gymnastics then this is the book for you. I always thought that philosophy and poetry were linked by more than the letter P and this book proves it!  Ian McMillan, Poet, broadcaster & comedian   
Thoughtings is a delightful, clever, rich resource. It pokes, prods and tickles children’s minds by turning life’s conundra into light and inviting poemy thingies. Accessible, funny and provocative, this collection brings out, rather than stuffs in, learning and will guide your pupils to the lost goals of education: to question; to think; to enquire. Paul Ginnis, Independent Trainer & Author 

Price: £12.99
Binding: Hard Cover

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