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Dive into the mind-bending world of ethics with the Short & Curly team and their Brains Trust of researchers. Based on the hit ABC podcast!

What makes something good or bad? Why are things the way they are? How come it's so hard to work out the right thing to do? The Short & Curly Guide to Life is an imaginative look at some of life's biggest and trickiest questions. Figuring out what's right is way more fun than you think!

You’ll find yourself wondering if it’s okay to break a promise – even if it's in a video game! Questioning whether you would want to spend the rest of your life in an amazing virtual reality. Umming and ahhing over whether there’s anything wrong with keeping an adorable baby fox as a pet. Putting ideas like fairness, what's normal and what's brave under the microscope . . . and so much more!

Covering topics such as fairness, bullying, bravery, friendship and choice, The Short & Curly Guide to Life is a must-read for every child, parent and teacher.

Reviews

If you’ve loved the Podcast as much as my children and I have, then this is a must-have book for the entire family. I’m also buying it for the teacher in charge of our Philosophy Club at school – perfect stimulus material in one handy package! Like the podcast of the same name, the book poses curly questions which bend minds both young and old into spaces and places they don’t often go.

Megan Daley, Children's Books Daily

Lying, happiness, fairness, promises and integrity are just some of life’s big issues covered in this thought- provoking book that will change the way you see the world and make decisions.

Olga de Moeller, West Australian

For those struggling with the Ethical Understandings strand of the Australian Curriculum, this is a solid base for your program, one that will reach far beyond both the classroom and a particular academic year.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf blog

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143792185

    October 1, 2018

    Puffin

    192 pages

    RRP $24.99

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