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“Don’t Be Mean to 13” Book Shares The History & Mythology of Friggatriskaidekaphobia (Fear of Friday the 13th)


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Friday the 13th is supposedly bad luck.

Some high rises don’t have a thirteenth floor.

Why are people so afraid of 13!?

Thirteen is feared and disliked for no good reason, while Twelve has always been popular! When
Thirteen and his friend Friday get together – watch out for friggatriskaidekaphobia!

Explore the ancient historical roots of these popular superstitions while encouraging children to use evidence-based, critical thinking with our friend, Thirteen!

Don’t Be Mean to 13, from Label Free Publishing, is a charming story with adorably drawn characters for pre-readers, while at the same time presenting the ancient historical roots of a popular superstition and introducing older children to evidence-based, critical thinking

Douglas Harris is an award-winning children’s book author and co-owner of Label Free Publishing where he has published My Name is Stardust (Label Free, 2017), Stardust Explores the Solar System (Label Free, 2018), and Stardust Explores Earth’s Wonders (Label Free, 2019)He co-authored these books with his children along with the Stardust Book series. My Name is Stardust is the first in their series of children’s illustrated science storybooks and features a foreword by renowned evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins. 

Harris is also the co-author of Elle the Humanist with his 12-year-old daughter Elle. It is a beautifully illustrated book presenting humanist ideas and ethics in a way that’s warm, welcoming, and accessible for young readers. It features a foreword by renowned philosopher and author Daniel Dennett. 

Have you read any of Douglas Harris’ children’s book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments and on social.


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