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  1. Dan
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun book to read with our family
    June 10, 2021
    Dan
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Dealing with poorly reasoned arguments is a daily hassle we all have. Recognizing fallacies and pointing them out makes it easier to see the point. Reading this book with our kids is fun and it's a good reminder for me too. Our kindergartener is able to spot some of the examples and our sixth grader now points out fallacies when arguing with her sister. In examples of slippery slope on page 205, I found the reference to same sex "mirage" hilarious, you may not, but the fallacy is accurate. However, our children are exposed to sloppy language and fallacious reasoning daily and they need practice in logic. We've completely enjoyed "spotting" the adorable fallacies in this book.
  2. Megan
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Great idea...terrible execution
    June 2, 2020
    Megan
    PRO: Truly "adorable" sketches accompany succinct definitions of each fallacy. These are available as flashcards from the company, but I hesitate to recommend giving more money to this author.

    CONS: This book includes racism, sexism, and perpetuates harmful ethnic stereotypes. I share the author's conservative politics, but not his callous, loveless, crude, oft-times belligerent tone. This book is a clanging gong. The humor relies on the reader sharing the author's judgmental derision toward his opponents. It's an elbow-in-the-ribs, a "We're not like these pagans, har har. Aw, can't you take a joke?!" Hot button topics like homosexuality and abortion are described in shocking, bombastic terms inappropriate for younger readers; older readers should recognize the emotionalism. Is this an ad hominem attack? Yes, yes it is. It's a shame, because the fallacies are extensive and the art is great, but I do not want my children exposed to this. I returned this book to CBD.
  3. KrazyMom
    North Carolina
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Dr. Ransom's Beastiaary of Adorable Fallacies is truly Amazing
    August 15, 2019
    KrazyMom
    North Carolina
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My 10th grade son and I are really enjoying this book! He sketches the beasties while I read the text, then we tackle the review questions together. I only wish I had found this earlier! The book is written with a sense of humor, while teaching us how to identify fallacies in everyday situations. We will be pairing this book with The Fallacy Detective for this year's Logic course.
  4. JJ
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Adorable Beasties
    August 11, 2018
    JJ
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "A picture is worth a thousand words" rings true with this book. Great high school logic course!
  5. Sun
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun!
    February 19, 2018
    Sun
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
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    I am using this to supplement Classical Conversations rhetoric strand in both Challenge A and Challenge B. The chapters are short and fun and pair well with "The Fallacy Detective."
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