Stuart Little First Edition Published 1945

Stuart Little First Edition Chewed by Mouse

To follow up on my last blog on building blocks, construction and literacy, here is an image of my most favorite, well-worn first edition of Stuart Little that I recently found stuffed in a box in my cabin in East Corinth, Vermont. A country cousin of Stuart had methodically chewed several edges of the books to use as construction material for a nest. I am not sure how Stuart Little, or for that matter, EB White, the author or Garth Williams, the illustrator, would feel about this activity but it is an example of purposeful recycling from the country mouse’s point of view.