Daily Archives: October 4, 2009

Books and Movies, Movies and Books

Last week one of my students brought in a cartoon version of The Trumpet of the Swan and I tried, really tried, to watch it yesterday, but was so put off by the opening number (yes, you read that right, opening musical number) that I didn’t make it to the end.  And so as much as admirers of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things are fretting (I’m among them) as to what the new movie will be like, I have to say it has gotta to be better than this.  All of which makes me really appreciate Ty Burr’s look at movie adaptations of children’s books in today’s Boston Globe.  (Thanks to Julius Lester for posting this on child_lit.)

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