Thursday, April 21, 2011


Because this is a short book, this will be a short book review.  But, let's face it, after the last book review, we could ALL use a short & sweet one, yes?

Book 12: The Little Prince, by Antonie de Saint Exupery  (There's supposed to be a thingie over the 2nd e in Exupery, and I'm sure there's a way for me to do it, but I don't have time to figure out that nonsense.)

Can you believe I hadn't read this already?  Neither could I.

LIKE: It was so whimsical. So charming. Everything you might hope for in a classic, french, children's book.  Also, I read it in one sitting, first half in the bathtub, second half in a robe on the sofa. And THAT, my friends, is how to read a book.

NO LIKE: I have nothing to say to you here.

FAV QUOTES: The whole book is so cute and quoteable.  Here are just a few...
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

Perhaps you will ask me, "Why are there no other drawings in the book as magnificent and impressive as this drawing of the baobabs?"
The reply is simple. I have tried. But with the others I have not been successful. When I made the drawing of the baobabs I was carried beyond myself by the inspiring force of urgent necessity.

"Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"What is essential is invisible to the eye," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

PIC(S) OF THE WEEK: (Have I ever been able to pick just one?)

MY Apple.

Butt Bump!

I should stop writing captions, huh?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read The Little Prince, but now I know that I shouldn't put it off any longer. Adorable pics! Love Henry's hair.

    Also, I've given you a blog award! Check it out: Cheers!