I was recently kind of challenged by someone to read a classic that I've never read; The Little Prince. This is a book I've meant to read, and heard a lot about, but I just never seemed to "get around to it." So, with the extra incentive of a challenge thrown down I decided to check the book out from my library and give it a go.
For those of you that don't know The Little Prince is the story of a little prince who leaves his planet and explores the universe. He is found on Earth by a pilot whose plane has crashed in the desert. I will say that I was prepared not to like the book because it is so hyped by people, and I often don't like things that are overly hyped *cough*Avatar*cough*. But, to my astonishment I did find The Little Prince to be charming and enjoyable. Some of it was a little too precocious, but I think that many of us could do to be reminded of the simple joys and thoughts of childhood, and how loving a single rose can make all the difference to a little prince.