This evening I saw Divergent, after reading all three books over winter break. Although I really enjoyed the Hunger Games and Catching Fire movies, I generally go into books turned movies with low expectations. How can two hours of screen time compete with the words on a page and your own imagination? I wasn’t disappointed, but as I said, I went in with very low expectations.
Anyway, we have deliberately chosen several read aloud books this year because they were made into a movie. We read the book and then watch the movie so the kids can compare and contrast the two. Here are the books made into movies that we have read so far this year:
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
- The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo