If you have a Netflix account, you’ve probably seen the trailer for The Little Prince recently. It looked so adorable that I wanted to watch it and since one does not simply watch the movie first… I had to read it of course.
A brief synopsis:
A pilot who unfortunately has grown up crash lands in the middle of the desert. There he meets a little boy from another planet. The boy tells the story of how he fled his planet because of his love for a rose. In telling his story, the little boy reminds the pilot of the magic of seeing the world through a child’s eyes and the dangers of losing that magic when you grow up.
So I really loved this book. The entire book was just whimsical and magical. I love how even though the pilot is a grown up, he remembers the feeling of drawing a picture that the adults just didn’t understand and the feeling has stayed with him. When he meets the little prince, he meets a child who understands perfectly. The pilot is an adult who hasn’t fallen into one of the typical categories that other adults in the story have. The little prince is just charming and I fell in love with him as a character. He lives alone on his planet and his only friend on his planet is a single rose. After having a disagreement with his rose, he leaves his planet and passes through many other planets.
On each planet is a single adult and I loved how each of them embodied a different adult characteristic that children just don’t understand. For instance, he meets one man on a planet who spends all day and all night counting the stars because he “owns them”. When the little prince asks why he needs to count them, the man informs him that it is very important to calculate numbers so he can own more. Another man on another planet spends all his time preening and looking for someone to admire his clothes.
It is a little difficult to put into words all the things I loved about this book, but I loved both the pilot and the little prince. The love the prince had for his rose was very sweet. I would definitely recommend this book to children and adults. This was one of the few books in recent months that I’ve given 5 stars.
Thank you for joining me once again and if you have read this or plan to read this, please let me know what you thought or think…
Until next time, happy reading!