Sometimes even topics which seem far away in time and remote from the lives of children today suddenly become fascinating due to an especially well-written book. I really enjoy books that make history (and general knowledge) accessible in such a great way.
~ Diogenes: Story of the Greek Philosopher, told and illustrated by Aliki, belongs among such gems - a delightful picture book which is easily enjoyed by all ages and a well-crafted story right from the beginning:
"Long ago, in distant, ancient Greece, there was a man named Diogenes who dressed like a beggar and lived in the streets. Yet he became known as one of the greatest philosophers of his time.
This is how it happened."