The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers.
Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Valeria, 11, and mint chocolate chip.
What book did you read and why did you choose it? The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. I chose this book because it looked very interesting and I read the back of the book and it sounded interesting.
Can you describe this book in one word? Heroic.
What was your favorite part of this story? When I found out that the evil master was the mom to the princess.
If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do? I guess do the same thing, but with friends and helpful allies.
What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book? I would tell her that the book has an amazing plot and a great story line.
What do you think about the book's cover? I think the cover of this book is really captivating and persuasive.
Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?
YES, because I liked how it ended, but I’d really like to see a continuation of this book. Also, because there’s a movie about it and I LOVED the movie.
Can you name another book that reminds you of this one? The Wizard of Once.
If you could ask the author one question about this book what would it be? What made you want to do this with Timothy B. Ering?
Thank you, Valeria! I love this book, too!
You can read more about The Tale of Despereaux here.