Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Books -2 -Movies - bookwraps to help

There are so many exciting kid's books that are perfect for big screen viewing.  I highly recommend to you that you read the book first and then take your kids to see the movie.  In the privacy and intimacy of your home you can cuddle up, share the printed word then add interpretation and discussion so when you hit the theatre the now familiar storyline will be much more enjoyable.  It is a wonderful thing afterwards to sit down over a cup of hot chocolate to compare and contrast the book and its transformation from print to film. 


Here are some kid's books that you should check out before they become translated into a movie in 2016.    


This Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson is now a major motion picture.
Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, and that’s the way she likes it. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters—by far the strangest family yet—she knows it’s only a temporary problem.
Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work and get out of there fast. She’s determined to no longer be a foster kid. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her. But unfortunately, the plan doesn’t work out quite as she hoped it would….

In theaters Feb. 19th

The Little Prince, first published in 1943, is a classic fable about a pilot's encounter with a young prince who travels from planet to planet in search of knowledge.

Authored byAntoine de Saint-Exupery, 
this classic fable about a pilot who encounters a planet-hopping prince in the Sahara Desert is a lyrical meditation on love and friendship, translated from the original French. Though it looks like a kids' book -- and has no material that's inappropriate for elementary school-age kids -- the book's critique of adult behavior and nostalgia for childhood may be better suited to older readers. The animated adaptation frames the tale of the Aviator and the Little Prince with the story of a little girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) and her eccentric older neighbor (voiced by Jeff Bridges). 

In theaters March 18

Rudyard Kipling's book of short stories The Jungle Book is far less whimsical (and musical) than Disney's classic animated film, and it includes stories with central characters other than Mowgli, the "mancub" raised by wolves and befriended by Baloo the bear. These wonderful stories, which alternate with lyrical poems about the characters, depict a complex and sometimes dangerous natural world in which creatures must respect the "ways of the jungle" to coexist. The film reboot, which blends sophisticated animation and live action, includes characters voiced by Scarlett Johansson (Kaa), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Bill Murray (Baloo), and Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), to name a few. 

In theaters April 15

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg! Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, and Adam Godley.

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! A popular choice for beginning chapter-book readers.

In theaters July 

This irreverent story of middle school life centers on Rafe, a boy who becomes the target of a bully. He develops a strong friendship with Leo, whose drawings enliven the pages and add to the appeal for reluctant readers. Steve Carr (of Paul Bart: Mall Cop) directs, and Griffin Gluck (of the TV show Red Band Society) plays Rafe. 

In theaters Oct. 7

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