The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince has always been one of my favorite childrens books, but I never imagined that James could possibly sit through it at age two, much less have any appreciation for it. Surprise! Ever since he received it as a Christmas gift, it’s become James’ favorite, reserved for extra-special occasions. I’ll admit that I “abridge” the book while reading; it’s rare to get James to listen to more than a single chapter if I read every word. It’s the pop ups that are compelling. But he does actually love the anecdote about the prince’s befriending the fox, and seems captivated when hearing about how the prince cares for the rose. I imagine that the appeal will grow ever greater as he gets older and can truly understand the story in addition to appreciating the spinning planets, slithering snake, and scrolling numbers. Giggle factor: has a “wow” factor instead. Adult enjoyment: this is an amazingly well-designed book. Illustrations: five jelly jars (but keep it on the top shelf).


~ by kaychubbuck on June 16, 2010.

One Response to “The Little Prince”

  1. You can preview the book as a 1920s style “silent” French film on YouTube:


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