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Jean Paul Mongin, Junko Shibuya: Why Do Things Have Names?

Jean Paul Mongin, Junko Shibuya

Why Do Things Have Names?

Hardcover, 48 pages

Why is a horse called a horse and not a giraffe? Or a flapdoodle?


Why did Plato go from being called Aristocles, after his grandfather, to being called Plato, which means muscleman? Where do any names come from? In this delightful book, readers young and old will explore with Plato and ponder why anything or anyone has a name at all. Do readers know where their own name comes from?


»Why Do Things Have Names?« is the first in the series »Plato & Co« that addresses smaller children to discover the world
with Plato.

  • young readers
  • Platon

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Jean Paul Mongin

Jean Paul Mongin

is a philosopher who lives and works in Paris. He is the publisher of the French series Les Petits Platons. Since he is a father himself, he believes in the ability of children to change the world.