one of the articles in this first edition of "real simple family" was about children's books that are good to read as an adult. most of the books they mentioned, i agree, are good reads, but i am sad to say that my all time favorite children's book of all time did not make the list.
the phantom tollbooth by norton juster. this is a wonderful story with great illustrations. it kind of reminds me of alice in wonderland, but better. i read this book so many times as an elementary school child the pages started falling out. in fact, i don't even have a copy of it anymore because my original fell apart. i love it!
this is my suggestion for best children's book to read as an adult, and i feel like more people should appreciate its brilliance. now i want to go read it all over again.