- The reading level of this book is more advanced than The Mouse and The Motorcycle. That said, Luke didn’t seem to understand any less of it, but perhaps we did discuss what was happening more.
- Because Stuart Little was written in 1945, some of the terminology is a bit dated. I used the words the book used (great for vocabulary building!), but always explained any more modern terms that existed.
- My paperback copy of the book has 131 pages and 15 chapters. We typically read 2-3 chapters at a time, although we read the last 5 chapters in one day.
- There are 2 movies based on Stuart Little–Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2–but I am sad to say that I don’t think they have much in common with the book at all. I bought both movies so that we could watch them and discuss the differences between the book and the movies. From what I can understand, there are some curse words used in the movie and a cat-mouse chase scene that may be perceived as scary, so use your best judgement and preview first if you have concerns.
- E. B. White also wrote Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan. (Charlotte’s Web is a chapter book that we plan to read soon, so expect a post about it before too long!) If you don’t already own any of the E. B. White books, you can buy all 3 in a single set. These are books that your child will probably reread on their own in the future, so definitely worth buying in my opinion. 🙂
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