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Kids’ Books Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

by Staff


Tags: kids, monsters, childern’s books, kid’s books, penguins, lookybook,

Hours of child-like exploration await readers at Lookybook, a new collection of brightly illustrated children’s books online. The website features stories about whimsical charecters including monsters, cars, and penguins.

Here’s one of my favorites:

The stories are undeniably charming. They also made me wonder: Why do we let kids have all the fun? It seems that most mature, serious, un-illustrated literature focuses on people dolefully pondering their broken relationships. Who decided it’s inappropriate for 24-year-olds to giggle at talking sharks or romping polar bears? Not me. This Saturday night I’m not reading Dostoyevsky or Ian McEwan. I’m reading kids' books.

Brendan Mackie