What beloved children’s books should not be adapted to the screen?

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

From Twitter:

“Everybody Poops”. -@jpwest

Goodnight Moon. -@andreakremer

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