Ten Picture Books I Could Read with My Eyes Closed by Jennifer Brittin

Nerdy Book Club

“My Dear Lucy,

 

I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be

 

your affectionate Godfather,

C.S. Lewis”

I love the magical feel of these words written for the dedication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”   Each time I read…

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