Thursday, June 9, 2011

Children's Books on the Big Screen

Summer 2011 is finally here, and it features some well-known children's books coming to the big screen:

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Release Date: June 10, 2011
Synopsis: When her parents take an unexpected trip to California, third grader Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) creates a series of dares in order to have the most thrilling summer of her life. Her cool Aunt Opal (Heather Graham) and little brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) join in the adventures.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Release Date: June 17, 2011
Synopsis: The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. Jim Carrey stars as Mr. Popper.

If you go to see either of these movies, I'd love to hear from you! Please give your opinion: Did the movie follow the book? Were the actors right for their roles? Thumbs up or down?

Lisa U., Chester County Library

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My little sister and i went to watch Mr.poppers penguins, IT WAS HILARIOUS! We practically laughed our heads off, i read the book before, and the movie was kind of similar, soo.... yeah i had fun!