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Kids' books are reality checks for grown-ups

Adults may not always get a "happily ever after" ending, but children's stories can offer much food for thought

Children's books have always had a way of telling bigger truths that would otherwise seem trite or unconvincing when told as a matter of fact, from a weathered adult's point of view.

"There was something vaguely sad about the rock. It was as old as it looked, standing weathered and lonely amidst the stretch of sand, and its thoughts were quiet as it listened to the waves." - The Rock and the Bird, Chew Chia Shao Wei

ONCE upon a time, there was a book that...

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