Introducing ‘The Little Prince’ To Your Toddler

A book recommendation from me to you.

The Little Prince is by far my favorite book (I inherited it from my mom which was her favorite book growing-up as well). It is written in an allegory and a fable which makes it easy to understand and enjoyable to read to a toddler like me.

Below is an excerpt from The Little Prince I’d like to dedicate to my mom.


“The little prince went away, to look again at the roses.
“You’re not at all like my rose,” he said.
“As yet you are nothing. No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one.
You’re like my fox when I first knew him.
He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.
But I have made a friend, and now he’s unique in all the world.”
And the roses were very much embarrassed.
“You’re beautiful, but you’re empty,” he went on. “One could not die for you.
To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you
–the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she’s more important
than all the hundreds of you other roses:
because it is she that I have watered;
because it is she that I have put under the glass globe;
because it is for her that I’ve killed the caterpillars
(except the two or three we saved to become butterflies);
because it is she that I have listened to, when she grumbled,
or boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing.
Because she is MY rose.”
― Antoine de St. Exupery, The Little Prince

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2 thoughts on “Introducing ‘The Little Prince’ To Your Toddler

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