Sometimes I feel a little jealous of children.
I won’t lie, when I look at my nephews playing with toy cars and Lego I am overcome with the desire sit down and play with them. Not just to entertain them, but to really play with them, to refuse to share and snatch toys just like they do.
Oh, that I were so carefree!
Children’s books are another thing which fill me with envy. Not the books themselves mind, but the way they are created. I love the bright colours, blocky pictures, pup up pages and liftable flaps – why can’t I have them?
So to quench my increasing desire I’ve been on a little expedition to find children’s book which can be appreciated by adults, and some which are especially made for adults but adopt traditional children’s themes.
From Monday 16th March I will share with you my thoughts on seven amazing books which I’ve found, or been sent, as part of my research.
And to whet your appetite a little, here’s what you can expect:
Amber: A Fairy Tale – David Gibson
The Dark – Lemony Snicket
Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondance – Nick Bantock
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales – Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier – Barroux and Sarah Ardizzone
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad – Henry Cole
Color Therapy: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book – Cindy Wilde, Laura-Kate Chapman and Richard Merritt
Excited? I know I am!
2 thoughts on “Why should kids have all the fun? Seven children’s books for adults”
I think you’re never too old for a certain kind of book… Storytelling is the same regardless of target audience and it can be appreciated by all.
I’ve intrigued by a few of these so I look forward to your upcoming thoughts!
Thank you for your comment. I completely agree. I have had such a great time compiling the books for this little project. Very excited to get my first review out on Monday.
Thanks for dropping by.