What more wondrous way to start one’s literary journey than in the modest corner of the library’s children section, which teems with the magical properties of picture books?
When I was in elementary school, I would rush off to the library during lunch to dive headfirst, oh so lovingly, into the arms of those dear bookshelves that held all the yummy picture books, and so spent the rest of time poring over the beautiful illustrations with an exceptionally intelligent and undoubtedly attractive expression pasted over my drooling face, I’m sure.
So what is it about picture books that can pull in children and adults so strongly? There’s certainly something that even the greatest of literary masterpieces can’t measure up to–perhaps vivid illustrations? The simplicity of narratives? The oh-so-obvious yet immensely moving morals that appeal to our innermost nature? I can’t single any one reason out, but they’re something special, that’s for sure.
So without further ado, here are a few favorites!
Were there any picture books I should’ve added or should know about? Let me know in the comments below so I can be sure to check ’em out.