I find this passage from “Charlotte’s Web” utterly precious . . .
Jump into the air!” cried Charlotte. Wilbur jumped as high as he could.
“Keep you knees straight and touch the ground with your ears!” called Charlotte. Wilbur obeyed.
“Do a back flip with a half twist in it!” cried Charlotte. Wilbur went over backwards, writhing and twisting as he went.
“O.K., Wilbur,” said Charlotte. “You can go back to sleep. O.K. Templeton, the soap ad will do, I guess. I’m not sure Wilbur’s action is exactly radiant, but it’s interesting.”
“Actually,” said Wilbur, “I feel radiant.”
“Do you?” said Charlotte, looking at him with affection. “Well, you’re a good little pig, and radiant you shall be.
I’m in this thing pretty deep now—I might as well go the limit.”