|This was the preferred reading book for children at one time.|
A book makes a stamp on the reader’s mind.
A good book will remain in the reader's mind.
A great book may make a change in the reader’s mind.
An amazing book will remain in the reader’s mind for the rest of his life, changing the way he perceives the world.
As a proponent of quality young adult books, I firmly believe that even the earliest children’s books must reflect that same expectation. Children must experience truly good books in order that they grow to appreciate truly amazing books.
Beatrix Potter brought a shift in children’s books, which were virtually non-existent in the 19th century (heck, for that matter, in any previous century). She insisted that her books be "child-sized" for small hands to hold. Ms. Potter knew her primary audience were children. Say “Peter Rabbit” and most people know its source.
What quality book from your youth affected you? In what ways? Can you suggest books (picture, chapter, poetry, etc.) that you hope would qualify as good/great/or amazing?