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I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Charlotte's Web: Wilbur's Prize by Jennifer Frantz

Charlotte's Web: Wilbur's Prize by Jennifer Frantz. Illustrated by Aleksey & Olga Ivanov. (Canada) - (US)
I Can Read Book, Level 2

Pages: 32
Ages: 6+
Finished: Aug. 15, 2011
First Published: 2006
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: children, easy reader, based on a movie
Rating: 3/5


First sentence:

It was the first day of the County Fair!

Acquired: Purchased a used copy from a thrift store.

Reason for Reading:ds read aloud as his reader.

This easy reader is based on the more recent live action movie, rather than the book, there fore there are a few dissimilarities between it's events and those of the original book.  This easy reader covers the time period between when the Zuckerman's pack everything up for the County Fair and Wilbur, Templeton & Charlotte arrive.  Wilbur find's he has competition in Uncle next door and Charlotte spins the word "HUMBLE" for Wilbur.  Wilbur is not really concerned with winning at this point as he is happy he has such good friends.

The illustrations are very nice trying to capture the essence of the movie characters rather than duplicate the original illustrations.  The book was not an easy read for ds.  He did manage to read it in one reading period though, 20 minutes with 3 mins. to spare.  We watched the animated version of the movie after reading the original book and once told about the live version movie ds had no interest in seeing it, so we won't be going there any time in the future. Cute easy reader for fans of Charlotte's web, movie or book.

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