Mommy & Me: Oh The Things We Believed! by JR Becker

Oh The Things We Believed Book Cover Oh The Things We Believed
Annabelle & Aiden
JR Becker
February 16, 2017

In this delightful illustrated book written in rhyme, the children gaze at a face-shaped cloud, and Aiden asks if it is real. To answer, our favorite feathered-dinosaur, the Skeptisaurus, guides the children to use their critical thinking skills when determining myth from fact. He takes the kids on an amazing journey through legends of old times, from witches to oracles, explaining how we evolved to see things that aren't always there. But when those myths vanish, they see that real scientific discovery is just as exciting, and can change the world. The children learn that "real answers may not be magic, but they are always magical."

It’s no secret that I love educational books.  As a mother that reads to her child daily, I found Oh The Things We Believed, to be quite enjoyable.  The focus on relying on facts and not on feelings is something we need to teach our children.  Especially in our current generation! Too often we are driven by feelings instead of what is truly happening. From page one, it had touches of interesting facts and good life lessons. The book was easy to understand and my preschool-aged son really enjoyed it. This is a book I would love to have on my shelf, and I believe most parents would as well. I’m hoping they put out more.

What did you think about the book?

It was cool. The dinosaur made me laugh because it had feathers (which lead to me re-explaining why)

Did you learn anything exciting? 

Now I did! Dinosaurs had feathers? wow. That is just crazy.

Would you like me to read it again? 

Maybe later, but ya!

I’m a geek blogger, mom, a wife, and a reader. My family and I are currently living in the beautiful state of Colorado. I started my blog after I landed myself in the hospital for multiple pulmonary embolisms. It took over a year to diagnose me with lupus among other things. It’s been a long journey but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I read all genres and I write about anything I feel like; From my issues with Lupus/RA/pulmonary embolisms to what is going on in the book world. Every day is a new adventure!
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