Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kids Book Review Wednesday

Did you play with Strawberry Shortcake or Cabbage Patch Kids? Unless you have been living under a rock you have probably noticed how all of these toys have come back. Not only are the recirculating classic toys; but now so many classic stories are being made into movies.

This week's book is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

In case you have never read this classic; this story is of a boy named Max who likes to wear a wolf suit and when he does he often acts a little mischievous. He is sent to his room where the real adventure begins. He travels to a strange land where the wild things live.

This book won the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year. And truly it mostly is a picture book, with one of two sentences per page. I was surprised when I saw it was going to be a movie. But it looks like it is going to be good.

Watch for yourself.

Another book I already reviewed, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has also been turned into a movie and will open in September.

Lucas loves this book and when I showed him the preview for the movie.. well let's just say we watched it again and again, a lot!

I am excited for these movies and it will be fun to see which classic book gets made into a movie next.


  1. I never really "got" the Wild Things book... but it does look like a cute movie.

    Meatballs however, that was one of my very favorite books of all time growing up. I read it SOOOOO much. I will definately go see this one. Can't wait.

  2. I have seen the previews for actual movie theatres! But I have never read either book. In fact, I had never heard of the meatball one! I guess I need to come out of that cave more often!

  3. I found you on Erin's blog. . .
    My daughter LOVES, loves, LOVES Cloudy with a Chance of meatballs. I am so excited about the movie!

  4. Welcome Rachel Sue! Yes it is my son's all time favorite book I think

  5. We've loved this book too. Just wait until he gets to have Wild Rumpus Day in kinder. A whole day to celebrate "Where the Wild Things Are!" Be sure to sign up to help that day!

  6. i have older kids but i always loved Where the wild things are.
    I will have to watch the movie