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Wilbur's Adventure: A Charlotte's Web Picture Book
     

Wilbur's Adventure: A Charlotte's Web Picture Book

by E. B. White, Maggie Kneen (Illustrator)
 

"Run downhill!" suggested the cows.
"Run toward me!" yelled the gander.
"Run uphill!" cried the sheep.
"Turn and twist!" honked the goose.
"Jump and dance!" said the rooster.

When Wilbur, the most lovable pig in children's literature, attempts to explore life beyond the boundaries of Zuckerman's farm, the other animals in the barnyard have lots

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"Run downhill!" suggested the cows.
"Run toward me!" yelled the gander.
"Run uphill!" cried the sheep.
"Turn and twist!" honked the goose.
"Jump and dance!" said the rooster.

When Wilbur, the most lovable pig in children's literature, attempts to explore life beyond the boundaries of Zuckerman's farm, the other animals in the barnyard have lots of advice for him. It's only when Mr. Zuckerman uses the old pail trick and lures Wilbur back home with the irresistible aroma of warm slops that Wilbur decides to stay.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
Poor Wilbur! Despite living in a cozy barn, getting plenty of yummy food, and enjoying frequent visits with his friend Fern, he is quite discontent: "I am less than two months old and I am tired of living." Luckily for him, the goose overhears his lament and informs him of the loose board that is his ticket to freedom. Thrilled and terrified Wilbur makes his daring escape, as the goose cheers him on. Almost immediately, though, Fern's aunt spots him on the loose and the chase is on. The grown-ups pursue him from every direction, while the barn animals tell him to run for it. Confused and frightened, all Wilbur can do is cry until Fern's uncle walks by with a tempting pail of warm milk, potato skins, and cornflakes. Who could resist? Only too happy to return home after his exciting adventure, Wilbur realizes he is really too young to go out into the world alone. Brimming with lyrical prose, lifelike drawings, and a sweet message, this book is certain to captivate young readers. Daunting vocabulary words like scythes, perspiration, and axle grease make it more of a read-aloud, though. One odd discrepancy: the writing refers to Wilbur as a white pig, but all the drawings show that he is undeniably, unmistakably pink! Reviewer: Naomi Milliner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060781651
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Charlotte's Web
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

A legendary writer for decades at The New Yorker and the author of many books of essays, E. B. White also wrote the children's classics Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 11, 1899
Date of Death:
October 1, 1985
Place of Birth:
Mount Vernon, New York
Place of Death:
North Brooklin, Maine
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1921
Website:
http://www.harperchildrens.com/hch/author/author/white/

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