zondag 29 januari 2012
50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 5: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Author: E.B. White
Story: An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved.
Start: january 24th 2012
End: january 29th 2012
Comment: One of the great things about being a teacher is getting to read children's books without being judged. Even if your not a teacher or don't have kids, this book is a recommendation. The story of a spider who saves a pig's life. Charlotte, the spider, is kind, noble and brave. Everything you can wish for in a friend. Wilbur is childlike and innocent, but grows wiser under Charlotte's influence. "It's not often that someone comes along who is a true friend...". That's off course very true. Because none of the other animals in the barn want to befriend Charlotte at first, because she's a spider. She doesn't look like them, she looks creepy. But sweet Wilbur sees beauty in her immediatly and wants to be Charlotte's friend. And like I said before, Charlotte is the perfect friend. This story is so heartwarming, powerful and deeply moving. Every child should read this. And we adults should pass it on to them.
Rating: 5/ 5