Kids’ books are not just for kids alone, adults can read and enjoy them too. For example, consider the popular books written by the English author, Enid Blyton. A person who practically lived on Enid Blyton books from the 1960s onwards would love to read them even now. Though the latest craze would be ‘Harry Porter’ series or the ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’, nobody can deny the powerful grasp Enid Blyton still holds over both adults and children. Now keeping aside those books, have a look at some of the other books that still hold “grown up” interest. People would still enjoy curling up with these books on their day off.
Kids’ books that can still hold adult interest
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House series
Laura Ingalls Wilder has given a captivating and interesting account of a family settling in the Prairie and their adventures of their life there. This is a historical fiction series consisting of more than 9 books. Some of the books are Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox
The story is about Mr. Fox who fights the evil intentions of three mean local farmers named Bunce, Bean and Boggins. Mr. Fox needs chickens and geese to support his family. The story is about how Mr. Fox hatches a plan to outwit the three farmers by plotting against them and taking their chickens and geese. It is truly a “Fantastic” book and would even keep the adults on the throes of thrill and anticipation.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince
The Little Price is a captivating story for both adults and kids alike. The story is about a man whose plane gets crashed in the desert and how he meets a strange boy who had reached there earlier by traveling in an asteroid. This enchanting story has a even deeper level – where the emphasis is on understanding oneself and making friends.
Of course, these are not the only kids’ books adults can read, but start with these and proceed to read Daddy’s Little Girl by Peter Wilson and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein as well.