From the Moomins to Asterix, picture books help build a better world

By Jonathan Jones

Do we buy picture books to relive our own childhoods? Perhaps, but the best have the power to inspire both children and adults

I think it was while waiting for our boat to plummet over the precipice of Le Grand Splatch, a colossal water ride at Parc Astérix, that I started to wonder how wise it is to share cherished illustrated books from your childhood with your kids.

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