August 13, 2007

Review:Stuart Little

Stuart Little
by E.B.White
pages: 131
First Sentence:

When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everyone noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked
very much like a mouse in every way.

I picked up a book-on-tape of Stuart Little at the library's used book store for a buck. I had read the book a few years ago but we are really getting into this book-on-tape/CD experience.

As everyone knows, Stuart Little is about a boy who looks like a mouse and how he lives in a world full of humans. His little adventures are cute and his little personality is lovable. He races boats, substitute teaches, and bravely searches the world for his bird friend, Margalo. The only problem I have with this book is that it seems to end before the story is finished.

I can recommend this audio book, read by actress Julie Harris, as it is read exactly how it ought to be. But if you can't get your hands on it the book is great too, filled with it's illustrations drawn by Garth Williams. It;s a great read-aloud for kids ages 5-10.


Eva said...

I see you've changed your look as well! Must be the season. :) I like the quote in your new header.

kookiejar said...

Nice new look, Pet.

Petunia said...

Thanks ladies. I'm not sure this is the one I will stay with but it suits for now.

Melanie said...

This is a great book! If you're interested, there are a couple of related letters posted at my husband's blog The Postman's Horn. The first is a letter from his editorabout Stuart Little's publication, and the other a note from his close friend James Thurber, about reading it. They're quite amusing!

Petunia said...

Thanks for sharing Melanie. I'll check them out.