Jennifer says, “I’ll admit I was a little skeptical when I first cracked open The Amazing Dr. Ransom’s Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies. I’d taught a logic class for a local co-op several years earlier, and I’d taken a couple of critical thinking classes myself even further back than that, and this book didn’t look very “scholarly” to me. It certainly wasn’t like any of the texts I’d used in the past.” Read the rest of her review at The Flanders Family Website.
Jennifer says, “I worked through several of the fallacies in the book and was impressed with how well this method of learning logic worked. I really enjoyed the creative twist that the creatures brought to the learning process. I would most definitely recommend this book for anyone wanting or needing to learn logic.” Read the rest of her review at Homeschool Happenings.
Erin says, “We were asked by Timberdoodle to take a look at The Amazing Dr. Ransom’s Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies. This book boasts as a field guide for clear thinkers. I was eager to take a look at this book, although I admit that I honestly didn’t know what to expect… I think this would be very beneficial to helping your high school aged kids understand the logic and fallacies behind many of the heavy topics and even helping them to engage others in discussion. The concepts were presented in a humorous matter and the pictures are quite entertaining to show […]
Amanda says, “This month Timberdoodle Co sent The Amazing Dr. Ransom’s Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies: A Field Guide for Clear Thinkers for review. This book teaches readers to identify and ‘exterminate’ fifty informal fallacies by introducing each fallacy through an adorable yet dangerous beast… These cute yet dangerous beasts really do aid in my understanding and retaining the difference between all these fallacies!” Read the rest of her review at Big Family Blessings.
Heather says, “Seriously, this is one of those books that ought to find a home on the shelf of every homeschooler if only as a reference, something to be pulled down and flipped through whenever an obvious bit of obnoxious illogical thinking finds its way into your ears. Written in a casual yet not dumbed-down style, The Bestiary (as it’s known here) adds an element of zoomorphism to the missteps of logic that run rampant in the presenting of facts. “We’ve giggled our way through our ‘older group’ evening read-aloud time with The Bestiary, laughing at the over-the-top examples, but […]
Amanda over at Hopkins Homeschool has written a great review of a book with an interesting and intriguing name, The Amazing Dr Ransoms Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies. She’ll tell you all about it over on her blog, but here is just a little of her perspective on it. “These exercises will help your child identify the different fallacies in real life situations. When you add in the quizzes and tests, you take your knowledge of the fallacies to a whole new level, and mom (teacher) gets to see what you know!”