National Pet Month – Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web)

by jeanineoloughlin


May is National Pet Month so here are some famous pets in literature.

Wilbur – Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web is a children’s book by E.B. White about a pig named Wilbur and his unique friendship with a spider named Charlotte.This book is considered one of my ‘must reads’ for children. It has a bitter-sweet story that can touch the heart of everyone. An animated movie of the book was created in 1973 and later a live action/CG character version starring Dakota Fanning was released in 2006. I have not see the latter movie but the animated movie was a staple “sick day” movie in my house.