Reviewed by S.S. (age 9)
This book has a very important lesson. If you are different from other people you should not let them get you down. Just be yourself. I thought this book was a really long, detailed book. It really had very powerful words, like when it said that Despereaux had read the beginning of a book it had said “Once upon a time”. He really loved those words and kept repeating it. I loved this book because sometimes the author wrote something that made me stop and think about what it might feel like to be in Despereaux’s position.
I recommend this book to people who like award winning books because this book won a Newberry medal. This book is a very happy book because Despereaux gets put into some very difficult positions but is capable of overcoming them. When you read this book you cannot help but smile!