che non possa essere raccontato con disegni colorati, diceva Chesterton in una poesia:
G. K. Chesterton wrote in a Caldecott picture book that he presented to a young friend:
- This is the sort of book we like
- (For you and I are very small),
- With pictures stuck in anyhow,
- And hardly any words at all.
- . . .
- You will not understand a word
- Of all the words, including mine;
- Never you trouble; you can see,
- And all directness is divine—
- Stand up and keep your childishness:
- Read all the pedants’ screeds and strictures;
- But don’t believe in anything
- That can’t be told in coloured pictures.