Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, based on the book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.], opens next week. Spike Jonze’s take on Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.] is coming soon. Movies based on children’s books are nothing new, but most of them are based on chapter books — movies based on what are essentially picture books are much rarer.
Maybe we need more of them: Goodnight Moon: The Movie, anyone? What children’s picture book would you most like to see made into a film?
I’d love to see a movie that looks like Chris Van Allsburg’s illustrations, like maybe the ones in The Widow’s Broom [Google Books preview] [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.]. David Wiesner’s Tuesday is one of my favorite picture books, too [Google Books preview] [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.] — it’d be cool to see flying frogs onscreen.
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