Thirteen faces unwarranted fear and dislike, unlike the always-popular Twelve! Join Thirteen and his companion Friday for an adventure that delves into friggatriskaidekaphobia. This story explores the historical origins of superstitions surrounding the number 13, while encouraging children to embrace evidence-based, critical thinking alongside their friend, Thirteen! The book approaches the perceptions of the number 13 in a playful manner, teaching children that it's simply a number and there's no need for fear.
I love the lesson on superstitions coming either from fear of something or not knowing something. When there is no evidence to support certain beliefs, people make stuff up to help their brains understand it.