Review: Charlotte’s Web

Title: Charlotte’s Web
Author: E.B. White
Published: 1952
Page Count: 186
Rating: 4/5

Wilbur is a pig that was born as a runt and becomes a phenomenon. Fern, the girl, saves his life by telling her dad that she will care for the pig. His life in the barn becomes less boring when he meets Charlotte, the spider. The two become good friends but the other animals on the farm are saying that Wilbur will die at Christmas time. Wilbur is worried and Charlotte assures him that she will not let anything happen to him. So she weaves words into her web such as, ‘Some Pig’, ‘Humble’ and ‘Terrific’. Words that she knows describe her good friend Wilbur and will keep him alive because of how great he is.

Charlotte’s Web is a beloved children’s classic and it will always have a special place in my heart. I grew up watching the 1973 film and I always enjoyed it. I know that I owned a copy of the book as well, but I’m not sure if I remember ever reading it. I loved the story of the odd friendship between the pig and the spider. Charlotte is such a great friend and so is Wilbur, even if he can’t really do anything for Charlotte. Also, I just wanted to point out that when the Arable’s go to the fair and let their kids go off by themselves, I totally forgot that at one point in life, parents could do that. There’s no way, any parents nowadays would let there kids roam around the county fair all by themselves. Anyway, I really enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it if you have never read it yourself. Or even reading to your kids. I loved the story when I was kid and I’m sure other kids would enjoy as well.


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