Things Never To Tell Children - School of Life / Ben Javens
We love Ben Javens, it's no secret, and the melancholy innocence that finds its way into his work finds a perfect home in this book from The School of Life.
Things Never To Tell Children follows the character Bunny through life's trials and travails, from leaving the family home to... well, the end that greets us all. There is dark humour at work here but doled out with comfort and consolation we'll all recognise. It's a picture book that makes us think that we're not alone in this universe and that some of the things that cross our minds, cross the minds of everyone.
'while brushing his teeth Bunny sometimes thought briefly... that it might be nice simply not to exist'