The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” opened this weekend. What beloved children’s books should not be adapted to the screen?
Comments texted to MPR:
“A Wrinkle in Time”. -Melissa, Duluth, MN
“Goodnight Moon” should not be adapted to big screen. -Lisa, St. Paul, MN
No Dr. Suess should be filmed. Did you see “Cat in the Hat”? -Donna Grandin, ND
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”. -Charlie, Minneapolis, MN
“The Giving Tree” by Sendak. -Sue S., White Bear Township, MN
There is no limit to what can be adapted to the screen. To suggest that we should limit it is to stifle creativity. -Matt, Brainerd, MN
As long as someone like Spike Jones directs, the book is in good hands. -Josh
Why don’t you just call it “the elderly hate change”? What a silly and loaded question. -Mookie, St. Paul, MN
No children’s books should be made into movies. Children should be reading, not watching a screen. -Robert Collins, Eden Prairie, MN
“Everybody Poops”. -@jpwest
Goodnight Moon. -@andreakremer
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