Parent reviews for Charlotte's Web

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Common Sense says

age 7+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 39 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 62 reviews

age 6+

Great Family Reading-Time Book!

Wonderful! Highly recommend to every family!
age 6+
age 6+
age 7+

Heartwarming tale that everyone can enjoy

We all watched this movie as a family after everyone read the book. It is very appropriate and and has good role models. Here is my personal review: Violence: Wilber is almost killed because he is a runt, but thankfully, he is saved. A very upsetting death that even made me cry. Sex: none Language: I don’t really remember anything. Maybe a hell or damn Consumerism: none Drinking, drugs, and smoking: none

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

BIG PIG GOES ON ADVENTURE

Violent but not too violent it is exiting and is good for 11 plus.

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Too much violence
age 6+

Excellent book for discussing life lessons

E.B. White published this children's novel in 1952. It's a compelling story of a community of animals that can talk, feel emotions, and act within a self-aware context of their own status among humans. It's also a subtle critique of certain aspects of human society and the generally gullible nature of people to believe what they want to believe (confirmation bias). It's a worthy read, for sure. "Charlotte's Web" is the second long novel that I've read aloud to my 6-year-old daughter ("The One and Only Ivan" being the first). Common sense media recommends this book for children 7 and older, to be sure. On a personal note, I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't remember reading this as a child, and if it was assigned to me, I likely skimmed it and put it aside. Most books that were assigned in school to me I didn't read. Truthfully, I didn't enjoy reading until I was an adult in college. As a late bloomer, I've dealt with the persistent FOMO that comes with missing out on so many early "classics" that I don't have in my reading memory bank. But I'm attempting to remedy that issue by reading them (mostly aloud) to my daughter(s). Happy Reading!

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 6+
age 5+
age 6+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 10+