Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Children's Books to Movies

by Stacey

Here's a fun link to some ideas for classic children's books that would adapt well for an adult audience. I'm not sure about a movie version of Goodnight Moon (unless it was very short!), but I do think that Good Night, Gorilla would be a really great animated film. Let's hear some of your favorite children's books that you think would make great movies.

8 comments:

  1. My vote... Phantom Tollbooth, loved the book, not to keen on the art work, (sorry, Jules).

    Like it so much I did my own illustrations. Here's my Mathemagician,

    http://www.jacketflap.com/profile.asp?member=PYXX

    Haste yee back ;-)

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  2. HYB, Did you see the 1970 version of The Phantom Tollbooth? Had great music, and was mostly animated, with a live-action framing device. I still sing the Doldrums song some times, lol.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064806/

    Well, since Where the Wild Things Are just got movified, I guess my next vote would be The Whipping Boy, or The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Loved historical/period books when I was a kid!

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  3. Tere, haven't seen it but will certainly check it out...thanks for link

    Haste yee back ;-)

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  4. "Hats for Sale"--who wouldn't pay to see a movie about hat-stealing monkeys?

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  5. I'd love to see a movie of "The Graveyard Book." Imagine the possibilities...hurry up, Hollywood!

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  6. Oh! The Whipping Boy could be an awesome movie, if they followed the story. And my children and I love Caps for Sale.

    I know there are already a lot of Peter Pan movies out there, but Peter and the Starcatchers could be a great movie.

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  7. jmartinlibrarian, I'm with you on The Graveyard Book!

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