My favourite discussion halfway through my picture book reading to a crowd of 4-6 year old children yesterday:
Me: "I wish we could get out of this book, says Tiny Cat..."
Boy, suddenly: "Cats cannot talk."
Me: "Well yes, technically this book is a translation. I could read it in the original, but then it would be all meaow meaow. I translated it for you."
Boy, raising one eyebrow: "You DIDN'T. You can only do that with SCIENCE."
Me: "Ah. You need to learn about the power of ART, m'boy. - Coincidentally there is a collage workshop after I read this book, why don't we discuss this then?"
Me: "So. - Excellent idea! Says the big cat... How will they get out into the world? Let's see..."
Boy: "They are already out in the world. The book is in the world."