After reading Charlotte's web and loving it, I figured I should give this one a try. Unfortunately, I must say I HATED HATED this book. Nothing makes sense, is Stuart a mouse? Or does he _look_ like a mouse? Why did they think having a cat and mouse and birds living together a good idea? Stuart's car is invisible? Why? No explanation ever given. I still cringe at the fit Stuart throws in his date with Harriet. Then, the end is so sudden. My child took some convincing that there was not a part 2. All that said, skip this and read Charlotte's web instead, it is a beautifully written story. This one just feels... unfinished to say the least, too many loose ends.