Charlotte’s Web

This morning, we finished Charlotte’s Web, saying “Good-bye! good-bye! to one magical story… just like Charlotte’s own children do as they fly away from the barn.  At the same time, we’re saying “Hello! hello!” to the emerging spiders in the corners of our own home and the webs that glisten in our outdoor railing every morning.


Vivienne’s favorite part? “That Wilbur had his little baby spiders because it’s joyful and relieving.” (I’m not kidding; that’s what she said.)

My favorite part? Well, I especially love the ending and aspire to it… “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.  Charlotte was both.” 






5 responses to “Charlotte’s Web”

  1. Sarah Hoover Avatar
    Sarah Hoover

    How on earth did you read this book to an almost three year old?!

  2. grandmomruthie Avatar

    I love your artwork!

  3. Jan Avatar

    Would you believe I’ve never read Charlotte’s Web! I wonder if Harrison would be as attentive an audience as Viv? She is SO cute showing off her artwork – great job!!!

  4. admin Avatar

    I think that Harrison would enjoy the book! E.B. White also wrote Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. Perhaps you could watch the corresponding movie afterwards (I think that’s what we’ll do!). The chapters are short, so they work well for little ones! 🙂

  5. kari Avatar

    Since you mentioned watching the movie…. when I looked at this post I was reminded of reading Charlotte’s Web aloud to my classes when I was teaching. They looked forward to it everyday, just as I did as a child. After we read it and did all the projects we would watch the movie. Invariably, each class would say at some point during the movie, “I like the book a lot better!” I would rejoice at that!
    Enjoy the movie, but, I bet Vivienne likes the book better and her feeling of being joyful and relieving!

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