*Book cover from Goodreads.com
This story of an unlikely hero with big ears is a read I recommend for any fans of Kate DiCamillo. It is a bit heavier than some of her other books (length and vocabulary-wise), so it is better for the upper elementary crowd. I have to say it was interesting to read it before I saw the movie, but it matched up well. I like to have the story in my head before I see it. I make that a rule for my own kids also. We read it and THEN watch it. It is cute and has some nice lessons about friendship and bravery and good and evil. It is not my favorite DiCamillo title, but it is definitely worth the read! She came to Pittsburgh this month, and it was neat to hear her talk about how she got the idea for the book (a friend's child) and her writing process.