at what age did you read your child Charlotte's Web?
As I recall, DD was 3, probably close to 4. She loved it, but she sobbed about the ending. (I hadn't warned her ahead of time that it would be sad.) Seeing that she could be that sad about a book was kind of cool in a way, because it showed what a big kid she was getting to be. She wasn't deeply traumatized and didn't seem sorry that I had read her the book, and I wasn't sorry that I had. Afterwards, I remember her pretending to be Charlotte dying.