I am back again with another review that’s part of the Children’s Books Readathon that I am participating in this month and that is hosted by Jay from This Is My Truth Now. For week 3 there was 2 books chosen and those books were:
I was really excited to read Charlotte’s Web because I had never read the book but I remember watching the movie when I was a kid. I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe a couple of years ago but I wanted to try rereading it if I had time to see if my thoughts have changed on it any. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to fit that book in this week so I will share my original review with y’all later today. Right now lets jump into my review for Charlotte’s Web.
Title: Charlotte’s Web
Author: E.B. White
My Rating: 4 stars
This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.
E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. This edition contains newly color illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.
As mentioned earlier I did watch the movie adaptation of this when I was a kid so I pretty much knew what was going to happen which took away from the experience of reading it because I remember crying like a baby watching the movie but I didn’t even get teary eyed while reading it but I still enjoyed it.
This is a sweet and heart wrenching story that children (and adults for that matter) can learn so many lessons from.
I think this is a must read for children and if you are an adult like me and haven’t read it yet I recommend you remedy that as soon as possible.