Right from the start, Fern adores her pig, Wilbur, more than anything. She showers him with love and affection. Once he is in the barnyard Wilbur is happy and enjoys chatting with the other animals. But, when he finds out that he is destined to be slaughtered, he is beside himself with worry and sadness. Luckily, his good and wise friend,
(a spider), devises a plan to keep Wilbur alive. Not only does she keep him among the living, but she brings him into the spotlight in a way that no other pig has ever been spotlighted before! The pig that has messages written in webs becomes famous across the country! Next stop- the county fair! Journey along with Fern, Charlotte, Wilbur, and the other barnyard animals to discover what happens when friends help each other and use their minds. Charlotte
I recommend this book to people from third grade through adulthood. If you like books that touch your heart and make you want to be kinder, then this is a story you will certainly enjoy. I think the friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur is one we can all learn from. Even Templeton, the rat, shows us a few things about what is right and what is wrong. There is laughter, clever antics, and sadness in the pages of this book. Along with the words are drawings that add to the reader’s enjoyment. This is a book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. It is a story that shouldn’t be missed!
Has anyone else read Charlotte’s Web? Or another book by E.B.White?