Things Never to Tell Children
by The School of Life
illustrated by Ben Javens
edited by Alain de Botton
A darkly comic look at one bunny’s journey from innocence to experience.
This is a book that should never fall into the hands of children, for it is filled with the darkest truths about life that might unbearably depress the young. However, for the older ones among us, this is a book full of solace, humor and relief. In a charming, naively illustrated tale, we follow the adventures of Bunny―a version of all of us―as he encounters a series of obstacles that we may well recognize from our own lives.
Watching Bunny, we end up delighted that we’re not alone, and perhaps smiling darkly in sympathy with his woes. Children might even have the odd peek inside―if they dare.
Hardcover | 96 pages | The School of Life; Illustrated edition | 2019
The School of Life is a London-based organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times. The School of Life Press was established to condense their learning into a collection of wise and considered texts. The titles are designed to entertain, educate, console and transform.