Some people think that The Little Prince is children's book because of its physical appearance but if you read it, it is actually a book for adults. The little prince is a think book and it has different colors and cute drawings. The drawing is based from the story, which superficially is a fiction - stars, universe, planets, clouds, etc.
The good thing about this book is that it is subject to different interpretations. When a child reads it, he will be entertained as his the books will fly him to many places and will tickle his imagination. If a shallow-minded adult will read it, he will easily understand the superficial story. I tried reading it in a shallow-minded way but I thought it's a non-sense story, so I read it again and used a deep-minded way of reading. For those serious readers, The Little Prince is not about the little prince and the people he met, but the society and the people governing the society. It is about how small people encounter "big" people (like those who are seated on government positions) and experience different treatment from them.
The author is such a genius for making the story so short, so comprehensive, entertaining (with our imagination), yet contains very heavy issues, and having people easily relate to it. He made the book The Little Prince a book for all ages and for all minds.
Here are some of my favorite The Little Prince quotes:
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them"
“I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He had never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures.”
“Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful.”
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”
So, what do you think is the best book you read? Feel free to express your ideas...