KidLit Goes to La La Land
For readers, the relationship between books and Hollywood is definitely complicated. Whenever we hear that one of our favorite books is being made into a film, we can’t help but feel conflicted. I mean, nobody wants to relive the trauma of the Mike Meyers The Cat in the Hat amirite?There have been some serious gaffes in book-to-film history. How many of us have walked out of a theater and sighed, “The book was better”?It’s no wonder then, that when Hollywood gets its hands on a book — especially a beloved children’s book — we all feel at least a little, well…But let’s face it, sometimes Hollywood gets it right. Though the book is always better, at least on some level, sometimes the movies are just as wonderful. They give us all the feels and remind us why we love storytelling in the first place.Here are a few kidlit-to-film options that we love.