Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Turn The Page ... Tuesday

This month's read was a sweet and fun one. Henry and I both enjoyed the adventures of the quirky little mouse Stuart Little. We spent the better part of many evenings this summer winding down from our day imagining what might happen next. If you are not familiar with the story, Stuart is a mouse who just happens to be born to a family of humans; and if that is not enough, they own a cat.

I think the back of the book actually gives a great synopsis:

"Stuart Little is a mouse in the family of the Frederick C. Littles and is a pleasantly debonair little character, with a shy, engaging manner and a somewhat philosophical turn of mind ... His great adventure comes when, at the age of seven, he sets out in the world to seek his dearest friend, Margalo, a beautiful little bird who stayed for a few days in the Littles' Boston fern."

This book was written in 1945 (I believe) and in my opinion was way ahead of it's time. Families and friends come in all shapes, sizes, and colors ... we could all learn a lot from the Littles.

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Over Yonder said...

My son LOVES that movie and has it memorized. I think I will check out the book to read to him today! Thanks!

Paige said...

My son has read all of the E.B. White books and loved them, especially Stuart Little - now I'm off to write my book post!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Stuart Little is great!
I've got my Turn The Page tuesday post up.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

There is something to be said of taste that inspire as seen through the eyes of one with a cultivated eye, unfortunately I’m not the one best able to say it but I’ll say this. You my dear have an eye for the divine. I will follow with interest and appreciation.

Paula said...

That's such a great book and even better when you share it with your little one.
I've been out of town for work a lot this past month, and working long hours when I have been in town, so my reading has gone by the wayside. I didn't even finish one book in September, sad to say. Next month I will have a post again!

Ruth said...

I love this book, too. It is wonderful. I also enjoyed Charlotte's Web so much.

I am a day late with my post but it is going up.