Monday, December 22, 2008

Sugar plum tuckered out


This is after a long weekend of a "staycation," in which we visited a local town, stayed at a hotel, saw the movie Desperaux, and shopped. Time for resting!

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7 comments:

Irene Latham said...

How was Despereax?? My kids loved the book but I'm worried about the movie... your thoughts?

Paula said...

So cute! Happy Holidays!!!

Kirie said...

Irene, Ada loved the book, too. And the movie had the same problem all adaptations have. While the animation was really good, the story itself missed the mark of the book because of the rearranged plot, and omissions, etc. There was also some violent scenes that were scary for Esme, who hid behind her toy seal.
That said, Ada and Esme still enjoyed it. Ada calls it "pretty good, but the book is much different." For Ada, it's actually been okay because we've talked about the differences as a way of discussing storytelling. For Esme, I'm not sure we should see a lot of these kinds of adaptations, because it's harder for understand the contrasts. I would hate for her to think the movie is the "real" one, you know what I mean?

That's a long, long way of saying that it was an "okay" movie. But I always prefer the book version to anything rewritten for the screen...

Kirie said...

Paula: Thank you! Same to you. Hope it's relaxing, and you get to enjoy that cocoa.
K.

La Belette Rouge said...

Kids sleeping may be one of the cutest things ever.

WendyB said...

Cute!

Debbie said...

SO CUTE, that could be your Christmas card right there!

 
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