Stuart Little

Book review by Jessica Pierce, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 5+

I just finished 1st grade and I think it's the best book ever!

I thought the book was funny. My favorite part was when he said, "I wish I didn't have to die with egg on my pants and butter on my cap and gravy on my shirt and orange pulp in my ear and banana peel wrapped around my middle." It made me laugh.
age 7+

wonderful story, beautifully written...with a caveat

This is my all time favorite book. However, the ending for some children can be wrenching. There's no resolution. As adults we know Stuart's "heading in the right direction" but for a child Stuart is heading out alone in the world...his parents left behind, and his beloved Margelo still lost. The aloneness in the world and the searching for something that may never be found can be terribly sad for some children.

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