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It might be an apple

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  42 reviews
There is an apple on the table, or maybe it is part of a big cherry, or perhaps eggs, or something else. This book explore the power of imagination, and it all begins with one apple. In Japanese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Published by Thames&Hudson (first published April 17th 2013)
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Fatemeh Nazari
کتاب درمورد پسر بچه ایه که روی میز خونه شون یه سیب می‌بینه. اما با خودش فکر می‌کنه شاید سیب نباشه و شروع می‌کنه به خیال پردازی که این چی می‌تونه باشه.
من اصولا اهل این نیستم کتاب کودک بخونم اما این کتاب رو خیلی خیلی دوست داشتم! به نظرم خیلی بانمک و قشنگ بود. در عرض چند دقیقه خونده میشه چون بیشتر کتاب تصویره ولی اینقدر کیوت و بانمکه که خریدمش و هر چند وقت یه بار برش می‌دارم و می‌خونمش. تخیلات بامزه ی یه پسر بچه ی کوچولو.

من رو تا حدی یاد بچگی خودم و خیال‌پردازی هام می‌ندازه :)
Petya Kokudeva
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Не знам дали тази книжка е толкова хубава, колкото аз я виждам, но все едно... точно по мой вкус е!:) Едно момченце се прибира и съзира на масата у дома си червена ябълка. Но ябълка ли е всъщност това? Или малка паднала планета? Или яйце, от което ще се излюпи пиле? Или... още хиляди неща. Imaginative and funny!
Astiazh
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
یه کتاب فلسفی برای بچه ها،این کتاب به کودک کمک می کند تا بهتر ببیند و بیشتر سوال کند.
روحیه ی پرسشگری کودک با این کتاب تقویت می شود و باعث می شود کودک بتواند در چالش های بزرگ زندگی راه حل های خلاقانه تری پیدا کند.
Hilda
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
On the table, there was an apple. But wait a minute. It might not be an apple at all...

This is a crazy book. I'm not saying it's not. But it's also cute and funny and yes a little wacky. It has so much imagination and my students could not stop laughing. Which was so funny to me, I didn't find it at all amusing when I first read it BUT they loved it. They wanted more. They loved the story and it became a classroom favorite.

I need to remember this. Kids need all types of books. They need me to r
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Reza Abedini
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
راوی ماجرا از مدرسه به خانه می‌آید و چیزی روی میز می‌بیند که نظم همیشگی و ساکن را به‌هم‌ریخته، متعجب می‌شود. «ها! این دیگه چیه؟» و سوالات فیلسوفانه از همان ابتدا یقه مخاطب را می‌گیرد. روی میز یک سیب است. «از کجا معلوم سیب باشه؟»
تخیل نویسنده در تقریر احتمال «چیز دیگر» بودن شگفت‌انگیز است. در مرز بین واقعیت و خیال «چیزهای» قرمز و گرد و خوردنی و شگفت‌انگیز دیگری را طرح می‌کند.

ها! کار سخت شد.

به جاي سركوب كردن سوالات ناتمام بچه ها ، بايد اين كتاب رو براشون خوند

مطرح كردن سوالات جذاب زاده ي ذهن يك كود
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A. Aвdι
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عاااالیه...
یکی از بهترین کتاب‌هایی که باعث پرورش تفکر خلاق در کودکان میشه. خیلی دوستش داشتم *_*
Ken Yuen
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. The imagination that the kid has is amazing. Some of the scenarios that he thinks up are laugh out loud funny
watermelonreads
A cute exploration of imagination of what-ifs
حسن صنوبری
نمونه ای خوب و خواندنی از کتاب داستان با رویکرد فبک
Sue Conolly
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
​A young boy comes home from school and finds an apple on the table. At least, he thinks it's an apple but it might be a fish rolled up to look like an apple, it could be half apple / half orange, or nothing but peel within peel. The apple might have feelings, the apple might have friends and relatives somewhere. The apple might be planning something. The apple could be from outer space and be home to tiny little apple aliens that can only be seen with a magnifying glass. There is no way to know ...more
Sahar S
🔹شاید سیب باشد!

نگاهی به نخستین کتاب از مجموعۀ فیلسوفان کوچک

🔺سحر سلطانی

در برنامه فلسفه برای کودکان ( p4c) مباحث هستی شناسی (Ontologie) یعنی بحث و گفت‌وگو درباره وجود و حقیقت «چیزها» و ارتباط آنهاست. شناخت و درک و تحلیل شباهت‌ها، تفاوت‌ها و سلسله مراتب و گروه‌هایی که آن «چیز» بدان منتسب است.
پرسش‌های اساسی وجودشناسی فلسفه‌ورزانه که تسهیلگران با کودکان و نوجوانان طرح می‌کنند مواردی است مانند:
آن «چیز» چیست؟
از کجا بدانم وجود دارد؟
در کدام دسته‌ها می‌توانم قرارش بدهم؟
به وجود چه چیزهای دیگری معنا می‌بخشد
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Kirjapallo
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ideahan on siis todella mahtava: poika näkee pöydällä omenan ja alkaa pohtia, että entä jos se ei olekaan omena? Ehkä se onkin naamioitunut appelsiini? Jonkin olion muna? Jos sitä kastelee, niin ehkä siitä tulee suuri omenatalo? Ehkä se on tippunut avaruudesta ja sen pinnalla asustaa pieniä omenaplaneetan otuksia? Ehkä se kuorsaa vienosti öisin?

Minä tykkään kovasti "entä jos" -ajatuksista, mutta tuntuu että kirja vei tämän PIKkuisen liian pitkälle... Poika nimittäin päätyy ajattelemaan, että ent
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Mahda shademan
از آن دست کتاب‌هایی است که می‌گویم کاش من نوشته بودم. کاش من هم اینجوری فکر می کردم. کاش هنوز هم انقدر خیالباف و فانتزی ساز بودم.
فیلسوف کوچک مجموعه دو جلدی با عنوان‌های؛ شاید سیب باشد، و می‌توانم یک من دیگر باشم؟ است.
برای بچه‌هایی که حتی هنوز خودشان هم خواندن یاد نگرفتن، برای بچه‌هایی که هنوز انقدر بزرگ نشده‌اند که به داستان‌های خیالی شما با چشم‌های متعجب نگاه کنند، این کتاب را برایشان بخوانید و هدیه بدهید.
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پیشنهاد
این دو جلد کتاب به خصوص جلد دوم آن یعنی می‌توانم یک من دیگر باشم را خودتان هم
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I _teach_muggles
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A quirky, imaginative book filled with humour and wit as a young boy ponders all of the things that an apple might be. The book was originally published in Japanese and has been translated into English by Thames & Hudson.

A young child arrives home from school to find the most normal looking of objects on the kitchen table…a red apple. Or is it an apple? The story follows the wild, wacky and inventive train of thought of the young protagonist as they surmise all the things that the object might b
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Nicholas Driscoll
I translated this book for my niece, but didn't actually give the book to her. Now... I thought the book was really interesting. The philosophical stuff is a bit heady for kids, but it's interesting. The book is also endlessly imaginative, which I love--basically it's about a kid imagining an apple on the kitchen table to be a million different things. However, I ended up NOT giving the book to my niece because of two things.

One, there is a sequence in which the father comes home drunk. I figur
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Freddie D
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a mind-bending little philosophical experiment that reads as a cute and quirky little story. It almost has a Schrödinger's cat type feel to it: until you pick it up and check, who's to say that the apple is actually an apple? It will drives kids crazy and offer endless entertainment, reminding me of This Is a Ball (and the rest of the books in that series) in this way. ...more
Indy
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
I love Yoshitake's children books. The illustration is simple yet very cute. Best of all, the content encourages creativity, and it also comes with knowledge about rhyming this time. What could an apple be? There are much more possibilities than you think it could be in this book! Great read for adults also. ...more
Elvira
Sep 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this illustrator, writer. Funny, sweet, creative, beautiful and such a pleasant experience to read and admire the gorgeous illustrations.
Lindsey
So wacky! Found this in the Kinokuniya store on Bryant Park and had to buy it for a friend's kid, since it's just so crazy. ...more
Dani Stigliano
Lo ví y, sin pensarlo mucho, decidí que decía estar en mi biblioteca. La experiencia de la lectura fue muy simple y maravillosa. Posta que esté señor está entrando en el top.
Kozue
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s a great book to teach critical thinking.
Yun Hui
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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Tiiu Kitsik
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shinsuke!!! Shinsuke Yoshitake!
Felix
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inesperado y muy curioso
Sibaheen
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very creative and thought provoking book, they absolutely loved it and couldn't get enough of it! ...more
Linn J
Super fin barnbok där barn får lära sig att tänka om och fundera på allt och inget. Fantasifull och jag älskar illustrationerna
Cheryl
Dec 01, 2020 marked it as not-in-rolla-okc-wi-but-want
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Myth Liberated
Jul 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
فکر نکنم برای بچه ها هم قابل فهم باشه به نظرم کمی گیج کننده و بدون هدف بود
Dani Castañeda
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book with some philosophy about apples. This is a great introduction to philosophy to kids with a bit of humor for it to be more enjoyable.
Margaux
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At first glance this is a beautiful book that offers playful designs to reimagine an ordinary apple. In taking my time to explore it (along with the aid of an English translation available online and a student-made translation), I found that it to be a tale of the power of imagination. In a world of red and yellow hues, a curious boy is thrown into a mind-maze of ideas when he discovers a red apple on his table. Distrusting its convincing apple-like appearance, the child questions what it could ...more
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