It is this angle that I find to be the most compelling. But childrens books are short enough for us to commit to without worry.
It suggests some sort of stable existence.
Why adults read children's books. I read because my soul sings when Im lost in a good narrative or caught up with characters I wish were real. Adults who read childrens fiction can glimpse the beauty of thoughts pared down to their most naked and vulnerable. For more than 150 years Lewis Carrolls Alice stories have captured the imaginations of readers artists filmmakers and designers.
Why You Should Read Childrens Books Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell is published by Bloomsbury 5. Adults recognize it as something theyve been through but they also recognize it as something of a fantasy. It is not essentially wrong.
They demand that kids think. Voted the best book of the 20th century in France and translated into 300 languages here are some of the many reasons why peopleadults and children alikeare still buying nearly two million copies each year. Dr Louise Joy a Cambridge University academic believes classic childrens books and the work they inspire attract older readers because they give them things they cannot find in their everyday.
When adults show interest in their childsyoung adults books that says I trust you and opens the door for communication. Adult literature often revels in complexity ambiguity and doubt. Why adults are revisiting their favorite childrens books now Amid the pandemic Ive started buying copies of my favorite childhood books.
Comfort reading for the pandemic age. To find your way back back to the time when new discoveries came daily and when the world was colossal before. Le Petit Prince The Little Prince 1943 is a poetic childrens book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Books create warm emotional bonds between adults and kids when they read books together. When you read a childrens book you are given the space to read again as a child. The once-unseemly notion that its acceptable for not-young adults to read young-adult fiction is now conventional wisdom.
I read YA and childrens books occasionally for nostalgia escapism and for an easy read PatrickGeorge PatrickGeorge2 February 24 2015 Anissa via email. I use YA books and movies as a teaching aid to help work out life journey problems this helps me and any child I. But I keep on reading children books because just like what Dr.
Perhaps the most obvious reason suffering adults need good childrens books is that they dont typically take that long to read. When our world is crumbling our minds arent always sharp and nimble enough to read hefty theological books or even novels for adults. I read because I love reading.
Today grown-ups brandish their copies of teen novels with pride. Fiction and nonfiction books widen our consciousness. Holly Williams finds out why.
Reading has been the common practice since the time immemorial but now with the change in time and advancement of technology the students adults and children are avoiding books and are addicted to the tech savvy things like smart phones etc. Well I am here to make a case for adults reading kids books because kids are intelligent people who just often need ideas broken down into the basics because its the first time they are encountering ideas and identities. Books help kids develop basic language skills and profoundly expand their vocabularies much more than any other media.
Louise Joy a Cambridge University academic as quoted in The Independent it is a symbolic retreat from the disappointment of reality As an adult I read childrens books to escape from the bitterness of modern life. Also our children are smart and wise.