I’ve posted before about some of my own and my kids’ favorite children’s books. Today I’m posting on children’s books that adults should read. SHOULD. Now. As in “just do it”–you won’t be sorry. I won’t explain why these books are on here, but they relate very well to our world today. Leave me a comment if you know the reason.
The Emperor’s New Clothes This version looks helpful. Maybe people will get it? Very timely.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type was such an instant classic I bought copies for each member of my family the year it came out. It and it’s two of its sequels–Giggle, Giggle, Quack and Duck For President all belong on this list.
Dr. Seuss, on the outs right now due to a new story dredging up his early work in anti-Japanese propaganda in war and some images in his earliest books–none of which sell many copies today. In spite of producing what today we clearly see is racist, and offensive images–rich up there with a book about a boy called Sam-bo and words against a group of people [we were at war back then] Seuss got many, many other things right. This book is one of them. The Butter Battle Book. People today may be shocked to learn he was a liberal.
I’m counting these as one book. No, I’m not advocating a return to white gloves. Nor hats for women. That’s not the point here. While these are out of print (there is a more modern version of Stand Up….] both are widely available used. It should be obvious why these are on the list.
If I Ran the Circus, yes another by Dr. Seuss. Because if wishes were horses, right, Dr. Seuss?