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.