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Harriet Hall is a retired family physician and a former U.S. Air Force surgeon. Better known as The SkepDoc, she has written many articles about the importance of scepticism and critical thinking, including her autobiography 'Women Aren't Supposed To Fly'. She originally coined the phrase 'Tooth Fairy Science' to describe the misguided method of trying to explain things before establishing that those things actually exist! She lives in Puyallup, Washington with her husband Kirk and has two grown daughters.

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There's No Such Thing as the Tooth Fairy!
by Harriet Hall, MD

Overview


Henry has lost a tooth and he can't wait to see what the Tooth Fairy will bring him. Harriet, his older wiser sister, knows better, but can she convince her little brother?

In the tradition of other classic cautionary tales such as 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', and 'Not Now Bernard', 'There's No Such Thing As TheTooth Fairy!' is a sweetly engaging, funny and relatable story about sibling rivalry which also serves as a warning about how difficult it can be to change one's beliefs, even when faced with evidence to the contrary.

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Description


"This clever book is sure to spark curiosity and set children on a path towards critical thinking, the very essence of science" - Joe Schwarcz PhD, McGill University

"This wonderfully illustrated book provides a fun introduction to critical thinking for children. In these days of misinformation, disinformation and wild conspiracy theories, it would be a good idea for their parents to read it too!" - Prof. Chris French

“A delightful, fairytale introduction on to how to reason with evidence. Beautifully illustrated - a wonderful read for children, and for their parents.” - Anil Seth

"A splendid book that explains for young children how science and reason work" - Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine

No matter what proof Harriet has Henry is convinced he is right, so will anything that Harriet says change her little brother's mind? Read this book with your children and nurture their little minds, encourage their natural curiosity and sense of adventure.

At the back of the book is a BONUS Three Page introduction to How Our Brains Work and the importance of critical thinking. This should be a good conversation starter to teach children the essential life skills they will need to navigate through the world and make good sound decisions!
In these digital days of the internet and social media, where we are all constantly bombarded with misinformation, fake-news and post-truths, this book attempts to show young children HOW to think, not WHAT to think.

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Overview


Henry has lost a tooth and he can't wait to see what the Tooth Fairy will bring him. Harriet, his older wiser sister, knows better, but can she convince her little brother?

In the tradition of other classic cautionary tales such as 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', and 'Not Now Bernard', 'There's No Such Thing As TheTooth Fairy!' is a sweetly engaging, funny and relatable story about sibling rivalry which also serves as a warning about how difficult it can be to change one's beliefs, even when faced with evidence to the contrary.

Read more

Description


"This clever book is sure to spark curiosity and set children on a path towards critical thinking, the very essence of science" - Joe Schwarcz PhD, McGill University

"This wonderfully illustrated book provides a fun introduction to critical thinking for children. In these days of misinformation, disinformation and wild conspiracy theories, it would be a good idea for their parents to read it too!" - Prof. Chris French

“A delightful, fairytale introduction on to how to reason with evidence. Beautifully illustrated - a wonderful read for children, and for their parents.” - Anil Seth

"A splendid book that explains for young children how science and reason work" - Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine

No matter what proof Harriet has Henry is convinced he is right, so will anything that Harriet says change her little brother's mind? Read this book with your children and nurture their little minds, encourage their natural curiosity and sense of adventure.

At the back of the book is a BONUS Three Page introduction to How Our Brains Work and the importance of critical thinking. This should be a good conversation starter to teach children the essential life skills they will need to navigate through the world and make good sound decisions!
In these digital days of the internet and social media, where we are all constantly bombarded with misinformation, fake-news and post-truths, this book attempts to show young children HOW to think, not WHAT to think.

Read more

Book details

Genre:JUVENILE FICTION

Subgenre:Humorous Stories

Language:English

Pages:36

Paperback ISBN:9781667852447


Overview


Henry has lost a tooth and he can't wait to see what the Tooth Fairy will bring him. Harriet, his older wiser sister, knows better, but can she convince her little brother?

In the tradition of other classic cautionary tales such as 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', and 'Not Now Bernard', 'There's No Such Thing As TheTooth Fairy!' is a sweetly engaging, funny and relatable story about sibling rivalry which also serves as a warning about how difficult it can be to change one's beliefs, even when faced with evidence to the contrary.

Read more

Description


"This clever book is sure to spark curiosity and set children on a path towards critical thinking, the very essence of science" - Joe Schwarcz PhD, McGill University

"This wonderfully illustrated book provides a fun introduction to critical thinking for children. In these days of misinformation, disinformation and wild conspiracy theories, it would be a good idea for their parents to read it too!" - Prof. Chris French

“A delightful, fairytale introduction on to how to reason with evidence. Beautifully illustrated - a wonderful read for children, and for their parents.” - Anil Seth

"A splendid book that explains for young children how science and reason work" - Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine

No matter what proof Harriet has Henry is convinced he is right, so will anything that Harriet says change her little brother's mind? Read this book with your children and nurture their little minds, encourage their natural curiosity and sense of adventure.

At the back of the book is a BONUS Three Page introduction to How Our Brains Work and the importance of critical thinking. This should be a good conversation starter to teach children the essential life skills they will need to navigate through the world and make good sound decisions!
In these digital days of the internet and social media, where we are all constantly bombarded with misinformation, fake-news and post-truths, this book attempts to show young children HOW to think, not WHAT to think.

Read more

About the author


Harriet Hall is a retired family physician and a former U.S. Air Force surgeon. Better known as The SkepDoc, she has written many articles about the importance of scepticism and critical thinking, including her autobiography 'Women Aren't Supposed To Fly'. She originally coined the phrase 'Tooth Fairy Science' to describe the misguided method of trying to explain things before establishing that those things actually exist! She lives in Puyallup, Washington with her husband Kirk and has two grown daughters.

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