The immortal "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll begins thus:
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice 'without pictures or conversation?'
I really love the way Alice expresses her preferred condition for a book, namely "with a picture or conversation in it".
A picture or a conversation is like a scaffold which attracts a child's attention. As one is drawn deeply into the story, other things come to the rescue of the "keep going on", but there must be some initial inducers.
The necessity for a "spoonful of sugar" continues well into adulthood. There are things that makes our eyes gleam with kindled enthusiasm when we encounter a strange thing.
We are children deep inside, with things setting fire to our investigative mind in a manner like that "all in a golden afternoon".
Therefore, "a picture or conversation, please!"
Here's a picture. The white rabbit alluring Alice into Wonderland.