I was given a copy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince” as an ordination present. I had thought, at first glance, that it was an odd present to be given. It’s illustrated & is primarily seen as a kids book. Of course, this little title is so much more, asking questions about the nature of man & making social commentary in a stile reminiscent of C.S. Lewis’ work “The Great Divorce.”
Anyway, it got me thinking. What a great shame that so many of us feel the need to read only “Adult” books. There is so much that can be challening, comforting, and informing in material that was intended for a younger audience. Heck, even picture books, like “Where the Wild Things Are” can be great to read if you give them a chance.
What helps you reconnect to the child’s world?


6 thoughts on “Reconnecting

  1. Mate, becoming a parent! That helps you reconnect to the child’s world. Also for me still playing with puppets! I never want to have to grow up….

  2. My three children! Also Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and all the picture books I read Bethany like Hairy McClary and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, which you gave her and is her favourite.

  3. The Little Prince is a fantastic book. We are discovering the wealth of imagination and excitement of reading the most basic chewable literature. But there is one book that we find brilliant – you may have seen it – The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, by Chris Van Allsburg: brilliant illustrations and just one line to start your own story

  4. Yes Harry Potter! Which I ADORE. I loved this little prince, just as the pilot narrator did. Such a sad yet uplifting story

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