The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Grown-ups love facts and figures. When you describe a new friend to them, they never ask you about the really important things. They never say ’’What’s his voice like? What are his favorite games? Does he collect butterflies?’’ Instead they demand to know: ’’How old is he? How many brothers has he got? How much does he weigh? How much does his father earn?’’ Only then do they feel they know him.