What is it with children's books that makes people feel they hold the answer to all of life's questions?
I'm thinking in particular of Go, Dog, Go! It seems there are people—have you met these people?—who think of it as a guide for LIFE. A sort of "everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten," but the sequel, which is "and actually, that was just one day in kindergarten when we read this one book."
I have grown fond of Go, Dog, Go! over the years, particularly since Diana had such an excellent time with it (she gasped when the page was turned and showed the big dog party). But as a guide for life? Not so much. Ditto Friendship Is Magic (not literature, I know).
I mean, I think I see what people are getting at, more or less: that what really matters is being good to one another, and being kind, etc. And I suppose people could do worse for a source document than Go, Dog, Go! or even My Little Pony.
But everything you know to lead a moral life? I am not so sure.
I feel there are a bunch of other books people do this to—do any of you remember what they are?