I came to this only recently, after a firm indoctrination by the film version. As such – and I hate to say it – the book seems a little under-developed. The film gives Stuart much more character and his story is not just a series of largely unconnected events, as it is in the novel.
This is still an enjoyable read and we have to credit it with being the origin of a delightful little character. Of course, here, Stuart is born to human parents but is so small that he looks like a mouse, rather than being a rodent who is adopted into the family. His ‘adventures’, therefore, are more odd than fantastic.
An acknowledged classic but just the one read for me.