3rd Grade to 5th Grade
Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read and who lives behind the chalkboard in the fourth-grade classroom with his parents, his 53 brothers and sisters, and his aunt Min. But when Aunt Min goes to the school library to read a book and never returns, Eddie leaves the comfort of his home for the first time and makes the dangerous trek through Ferny Creek Elementary School to find her. After dodging running sneakers, falling books, and terrifying spiders, Eddie reaches the library, where he discovers Aunt Min stuck in a perilous situation! To top it all off, there’s a substitute librarian who aims to close the library for good and get rid of all the books!
Encouraged by the brave deeds done by small creatures such as Stuart Little and Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web, Eddie comes up with a plan to save the library—a plan that requires all the courage one little bug can muster.
I’m going to take a moment to talk about the truly horrific villain in this story: Ms. Grisch. This woman is the substitute librarian and is the absolute worse person for the job. For one thing, she hates books and libraries and thinks they are a waste of money. She wants to turn the library into a testing center! She only got the job because her brother is the superintendent, who also thinks libraries are a waste of money! These two are more concerned about test scores then they are about the actually children. This is a horrible, small-minded woman and she seriously needs to get a life! I could go on forever about how awful this woman is, but I don’t want to waste your time on that.
I’m getting off topic. Even though the Ms. Grisch character makes me very angry this is still a great book and teaches kids the importance of reading. The right book could inspire a child to do great things and it doesn’t matter what book it is. You can learn something from any kind of book. I was inspired by Calvin & Hobbesand Amelia Rulesto draw stories. And yes children, you can make a career out of drawing cartoons.
The bug family questions why Aunt Min and Eddie love books so much. The answer to that question can be found in the Baldo comic below.
That’s pretty much how I would answer that question. Just give that person one of the books from this blog, tell them to read it and they’ll find out the answer. Because it’s not the book itself that great, it’s the story that it contains.
Be sure to check out the list of mentioned stories at the back of this book.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Stuart Little
E.B. White said he got the idea for Stuart Little after having a dream about a little mouse that acted like a boy.