|Within the framework of the commemorative stamp series "Europa", the Cyprus Postal Services issue two 51-cent stamps that are attached to each other (se-tenant). The theme of this year's series is "Children's Books" and has been selected by the Association of European Public Postal Operators (POSTEUROP). The theme is common to all member countries of the Ortanisation.|
In spite of the revolution in the publication and diffusion of books brought about by the development of printing, the publication of books exclusively meant for children began to develop much later. Nowadays, children's literature represents a distinct literary genre and many distinguished writers are engaged in writing books for children. Thus, numerous genres of children's books are published today in all countries, which fascinate by their content, their beautiful illustrations and their plain language easily understandable by children. Apart from being an inexhaustible source of knowledge, children books cultivate and kindle at the same time the children's imagination, educate them, teach them good morals and values, while helping them develop their intellectual and other capacities.
Text: Paschalis Eliopoulos, Nicosia
Source: Stamps and Philatelic Services, Cyprus Post