Excellent uplifting tale for all ages to enjoy. Definitely a good book to read to young children aloud. Writing style is interactive for the child. Moral story about believing in dreams and self-confidence to follow you heart. Themes of truth, faith, forgiveness, and courage abound.
Very cute book - read aloud to my 5 year old and we both enjoyed it. Very creative and thoughtful.
Despereaux is a quick read with a quirky set of characters, an old-fashioned, ever present narrator, and a happy ending. I enjoyed it and it was perfect for my rainy day at home.
Gricel @ things-she-read.org
The Tale of Despereaux is a fantastic book. I've read this book several times and suggest to everyone looking for a good book. Children and Adults will fall in love with the tiny mouse with huge ears!
This was a very cute children's story. There's action, adventure, romance and comedy all wrapped up into one. Read it, it's a short easy read and you WILL enjoy it. I promise. It's super super cute!
The downside? The author talks to you. I find that highly annoying - the "Dear Reader" parts. Oh, just shut up and tell the story, Ms. Author Lady.