I remember that book but not nearly as well as you did. It was delightful. One of my favorites was Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's garden. There were a lot of books back then that had animals that appeared to think like humans. I think that was good because it made them seem more endearing and we children were able to learn good life lessons from them rather than just thinking of them as something to kill for fun or for food. A few years later than the book you were reporting, Charlotte's Web pretty much did the same thing. Great review. Thanks for taking us back to that delightful book.
Stuart Little was given to me by my aunt when I was a little girl. I still love that book. That dear aunt provided me with many of the best books for children back in the dark ages when I was young. Those books still live on in my memory.