Stuart Little looks like and is the size of a mouse, but he is actually a child of human parents. This strange children‘s book tells of Stuart‘s adventures in New York and his search for his bird friend, Margalo, who has flown away. I was a fan of Stuart‘s courage and vocabulary, but this imaginative, classic story is somewhat disjointed and leaves the conflict unresolved.
“How many of you know what‘s important?” Up went all the hands. “Harry, you tell us what is important.”
“A shaft of sunlight at the end of a dark afternoon, a note in music, and the way the back of a baby‘s neck smells if its mother keeps it tidy,” answered Henry.
“Correct,”said Stuart. Those are the important things. You forgot one thing, though. Mary Bendix,
what did Henry forget?“ “He forgot ice cream with chocolate sauce on it,”... Exactly!”
The illustrator foremost in my mind lately is Garth Williams. I've been revisiting many childhood favorites with my son and come to find out they were all illustrated by him. Also the versions of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books I read as a child.
#riotgrams #Art&Illustration @bookriot
Playing trivia with my husband, and this was one of my questions. Not having seen the movie, I made a wild guess - and answered correctly! 🤓 (He was stunned 😄)
What did I just read?? Just finished this as a read-aloud, and we're all sitting here scratching our heads. Highlighted above is the last sentence of the penultimate chapter. That would have been a more satisfying ending! We were totally onboard with a mouse born to humans and his wacky adventures...then the last three chapters came...and we just don't know what to think. I'm more than happy to leave man-baby mouse Stuart with his broken dreams.
Tiny pompous arsehole. Annoying and unfinished plot. Nope. Nope. Nope. How is this written by the author of the incredible Charlotte's Web?!?!
#tbt Being on the small side myself, Stuart Little was an idol to me in my youth. Dapper, bold, and capable, Stuart could do anything, and generally did. I wanted to grow up to be just like him. #ThrowbackThursday
I can already tell she's going to be a reader.