Stuart Little by E.B. White

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he’s shy and thoughtful, he’s also a true lover of adventure. Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

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Genre: Children’s / YA

My rating: ★★

Is this the first book for kids with ADHD? The story is jarringly disjointed with little holding it together and even less holding the reader. The prose is sweet, but why is Stuart stopping to fulfill his previously-unbeknownst dream of being a substitute teacher for a day when he is supposed to be searching for his missing best friend? Another side adventure of Stuart’s shows that he can’t seal the deal with the tiny ladies, and it also seems unlikely that he will find his friend. This is no Charlotte’s Web.