If someone tells us that different worlds are within our reach, then automatically we think of the Internet. It is true that the Internet can bring distant places even closer, but there are also many things it can’t do. Can it transport us to different places? Can it make us travel back in time? Can it allow us to live another person’s life?
A book can make all this possible. Once we embark on a story, it’s hard to keep a book aside. Be it happiness or sorrow, we relive every moment of a story long after it has been read. Nothing can give us the immense satisfaction we enjoy while reading a book. Books have made a great impact on the minds of people.
If books and reading were creatures, I’m sure we would say that it is critically endangered and needs protection. So spare some time, cultivate this habit and reach out to new universes of imagination waiting for us on the bookshelves.
Sreelekshmi Pillai, Amrita Vidyalayam, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta
Keywords: Young World children's writings