10 Important Life Lessons We Learned from Children’s Books

Madeleine, Ludwig Bemelmans

“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…” So begins every story about Madeline, Bemelman’s adorable, spunky heroine always getting into and out of trouble in a Catholic boarding school in Paris.

Life Lesson: Whether you’re the smallest, the tallest, the bravest, or the strangest, there’s nothing wrong with stepping out of your straight line every once in a while.