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August 25, 2012

In light of school starting back up for the Fall, I am re-posting this list of Great kids books for adults.

The Gates are Open

Just as Sesame Street had as much appeal to adults as to kids, so too there are many books written for children that cannot be fully appreciated until one has reached adult years. There are perhaps three reasons there are so many of these. First, all these books are written by adults and therefore have at least some adult thought patterns built into them. Second, it is almost impossible for an author to think concretely (as a child does) when your brain has entered the abstract world. Third, nothing grips the mind of an adult more than the realization they are seeing more than is there. Notice the fascination with “Hidden Pictures” and listening to music backwards and this will be obvious.

This list is not in any particular order. I get annoyed by book lists that try to put their findings in any kind of order, because the subjectivity…

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