Charlotte’s Web Children’s Literature


EAC273—Introduction to Children’s Literature

                     Assignment #1: Short Literary

Length: 5-6 paragraphs (2-3 pp. only)


  1. “Literature is a significant truth expressed in appropriate elements and memorable language.” Discuss the didactic (or instructional) quality of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web or Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess.         OR
  1. Discuss the significance of the role of illustrations with respect to the storyline of Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess.


  1. Critically assess the effectiveness of the new film on Charlotte’s Web with the original novel itself. Would children more readily identify with the story aftering seeing the film? Why or why not?