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A Five-Year-Old Explains Why Books Are The Best

"You deserve it, just like you deserve dessert."

Posted on September 3, 2014, at 4:31 p.m. ET

The world can be a dark and scary place. Until you ask a 5-year-old why books are great and he says this:

"Some books are funny and you get to laugh."

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"You deserve it, just like you deserve dessert."

"Books are like dessert..."

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"...because if you deserve one..."

" can have one!"

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"If you want to read one but you can't read..."

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"...just look at it."

So go ahead, grab a book.* You deserve it.

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*and maybe some dessert.

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