This is one of my most treasured books. Shows how a little boy thinks that adults are strange, and he leaves his home planet, and goes around the univThis is one of my most treasured books. Shows how a little boy thinks that adults are strange, and he leaves his home planet, and goes around the universe, which gives him more reason to question about the attitudes of adults-- He sees them as strange, weird creatures even more than before. You should read this book, and you can see some faults and examples he listed that made me realise the faults of adults and children alike. For example, he meets a drunkard (perhaps a problem with alot of adults) who keeps on moaning on and on about him being so pityful. However, even when the little prince pryed for the answer, the drunkard refused to tell him his problem, and in the end, it left the little prince questioning about why adults were 'never direct to the point when answering questions to children'. There are many more examples, an attention seeking king who always wants to hear tat he is the best,a philosopher who refuses to take into account the tiniest things that may make a difference to something, etc.
This is a wonderful book, and I highly recommend it. It made me reflect on my previous mistakes and what I should have done. The vocabulary is... well, simple, but you would need to do alot of thinking to fully realise what the author is trying to point out about the adults--Their common errors! It is a cross between a fable and a storytale... A book where children can freely understand what is right and what is wrong. Isn't that a great story? What a balance! What a great piece of literature! What a work of art!
I think the main flaw in the story was the use of simple vocabulary and basically, the outline. Naturally, I feel this book should use a little more complex vocabulary considering it has all the fundimentals for a killer literature book and although you do need to dig deep to find the true moral of the story, I feel that how the author described the charecters and the situstion was too direct, so direct that it was made very difficult to stimulate thinking on the true moral of the story which is 'On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux' ("One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye."). Because the outline was.. not plain but direct, the readers would focus mainly on the funny description of the charecters and their weird personalities rather than focus on the main idea of that particular paragraph, and the comparison to real people in real life. It was only 'indirect' enough to show how funny the charecters are. Thus, many people, especially children, will not grasp the main gist of the story, and a completely flawless yet interesting one it would have been... I guess like how not everyone is perfect, not every book can be flawless and good to read yet full of morals and vocabulary... If only there were such a childrens book suitable for teaching adults as well... (After all, learning never ends) Cest la vie!
A little bit about the author: He disappeared in a plane over The Bermuda Triangle I think... :( So sad... I would have loved to read more of his fantastic books......more