Who doesn't have a favorite book from their childhood? As a child, the world of books opens up a world of imagination. They teach you lessons, they teach you to dream, and they teach you that being a kid is pretty much the best thing ever. But what about reading those same books as an adult? The undertones become much more apparent as an adult, and the hidden meanings behind children's books can really blow your mind. To find out that your childhood favorite was really political commentary? Well, it's more common than you think.
When you reread your childhood favorites, it only makes sense that they'd take on a whole new meaning. You've grown, you've experienced things, you're an adult now. The fact that adults were weaving allegories into books written for children, that readers only understood once they became adults is ironic. The truth of the matter is, revisiting the books of your childhood can be risky. So unless you're ready to never look at Curious George the same way again, I suggest you stop reading here. But you're already hooked, aren't you? How could Curious George be anything more than a fun tale for children? Let me explain.