Greek / Greece
Stamatiadē, Ntaniela (Stamatiadi, Daniela) (illus.)
Athēna: Patakēs (Patakis), 2016. –  p.
Possibility | Philosophy | Thinking | Logic | Non-fiction
White Ravens issue: 2017
Reading age: 4+
A point at the end of a path is also the beginning of new one. But in which direction? Definitely not back! Left, right or straight? All directions at once? Time and space don’t allow such a thing. Should one roll the dice or perhaps toss a coin? When all is a matter of “if”, the freedom to make decisions may no longer be liberating. In this book, Dimitris Baslam, an author and musician who has received the Greek national award, offers young readers philosophical insight to reflect on the nature of possibility and hypotheticals. In a simple, clear and yet playful manner, he accompanies them into the realm of concrete logical thinking. The pictures of internationally renowned illustrator Daniela Stamatiadi aptly express the texts, revealing sophisticated links between the abstract and the concrete. The book’s threaded binding, its format and its textured paper make this a convincing whole.