Friday, February 26, 2016

Top ten rodents in children's fiction

Ross Welford is the author of Time Traveling with a Hamster.

One of his ten favorite rodents in children's fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Stuart Little by EB White

If you’re going to do talking mice in clothes, why not go the whole hog and have one with human parents? Such is the charm of EB White’s 1945 classic that the sheer strangeness of the concept soon becomes irrelevant. The rest of the human cast take a humanised rodent in their stride as well, and Stuart Little gets to drive a car (a small one, obviously) and even has a diminutive human girlfriend. Sounds ridiculous, is ridiculous – but it’s funny, heart-warming and exciting all the same.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see: Kate DiCamillo's ten best rodents she has known and loved in children's books and John Mullan's list of ten of the best rats in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue