Children’s books are not only for children: they carry a deeper message for some of us.
Some message that we may have missed growing up. A moral, a tale, a story that enlightens the child’s mind, ignites an awakening of understanding…
As readers and knowledge seekers, it is a good idea to take a break from the adult books we engage in and reach for a children’s book. There may have been ideas and thoughts lost along the way as we aged, matured, and grew away from the small things embedded in those pages for the young.
We should pick one up and be reminded of things that we need to remember. Appreciate the simple concepts that go deep into our identity. We have steered clear of children’s books because, well, they are for children, unless we have some kids of our own.
But we need to rethink this because we can be reminded, be enlightened with something new, or read lines in a different way we have never thought of, or just purely reminisce of the past before.
What are some of your favorite books growing up? Why? Why do you think it is beneficial to read it now as an adult?