- Hardcover: 131 pages
- Publisher: Harper and Brothers; 1st edition (1945)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1121761232
- ISBN-13: 978-1121761230
- ASIN: B000H52196
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (269 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,820,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book was written in 1945, so many of the cultural references are dated, including how gender roles are perceived. But part of our responsibilities as parents is to expose our children to the evolution of thought in our culture, and that includes finding ways to explain how people's behavior has change over the years. A young child has already likely experienced many different behaviors in the children around them from daycare, preschool, or even playgroups. What better way to have an opportunity to prepare your child for the many different views he or she will encounter.
But the message of Stuart Little is a powerful one that can be so useful to a child. Here is a 2-inch tall "person" who "looks like" a mouse, yet he is part of a human family. He has the most amazing obstacles in his life, yet he overcomes them with enthusiasm and joy. The use of actual sailing vocabulary is a wonderful choice by the author.Read more ›
My favorite parts of the book include the epic sailboat raise between the WASP and the LILLIAN B. WOMWATH in Central Park, with Stuart heroically helming the WASP to victory, especially Stuart's interview with the dentist who owns the WASP. "Do you drink?" "I do my work," said Stuart dryly.
Another great tale within the story is his date with the tiny girl, that he plans so mightily for only to have it be a disaster. . .his philosophical talk with the telephone repairman along the road. . .I felt that the ending of the book was just right, Stuart motoring off in his little car, looking for Margalo, not knowing where to find her but sensing that somehow he was going in the right direction. Like all great children's literature, "Stuart Little" I think also strikes a deep chord with adults. The book meant a lot to me, having read it as a child, when I read it for the first time to my own son.
Stuart Little represents how people should get treated in life, equally. Stuart is a tiny mouse and an actual family adopts him. He starts out really scared because they are so much bigger than him and he has no idea what they are going to do with him. The Little family gave him a chance to live the life of a real person and Stuart had some wild adventures along the way. Sure there are some disadvantages of being a mouse, but he made every second worth while. Stuart is like an actual son to them because they loved him in every aspect of life. I loved this book because it showed how everyone should be treated in life. If everyone were treated equal throughout the world, I would be in heaven. I gave it a 5 star because it kept me in the reading mood. I don�t really like to read that much, but Stuart Little made me give reading a second chance. Stuart Little is one of the most amazing books because it shows you how lucky you truly are to be living like a human being.
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Great book! One fo the best classics in my collection. will always be a part of my top ten list!Published 2 days ago by alvin davis
What a strange story! I can see how the concept of a little person/mouse gets to ride in a toy car and sail a toy boat seems cute... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Marilyn Watt
Love this book similar to Sharlet's web great writing. Terrific for kids and mom and dad!Published 29 days ago by S. Newton
I read this as a child and my 7 year old read it this year and he loved loved loved the adventure!!Published 1 month ago by JENNIFER WRIGHT
A classic! I just bought this to read aloud with my son (7 years old). He is loving it so far! I'm excited to share this book with all of my children.Published 1 month ago by miz_cox