I have a shelf of children’s books in my office. Some are in pristine condition, hardly been opened. Others are so worn they are falling apart–evidence of a child’s love.
It probably doesn’t come as any surprise to you that children gain attachment for certain books. Give them a choice, and they’ll select these books for Mom or Dad to read to them…over and over, the same books. It’s a little maddening.
Here’s a great quotation by Oscar Wilde:
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”