I am a read the book, and then maybe watch the movie kind of gal. I always fear the movie going terribly wrong and then I’m unset and sad about how the book got butchered. But, my kids enjoy it, and sometimes knowing that there is a movie at the end of a book to keep them interested and going.
Our 10 Favorite Book + Movie Combos
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Charlotte’s Web – This was one of our favorite book and movie combos. Plus now there are two movies you can watch and compare with.
Stuart Little – We are just “reading” this audio book right now, and I cannot wait to watch the movies with my kids, I watched them when they first came out.
Alice in Wonderland – With those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter this is a fun book and movie combo.
James and the Giant Peach – Life is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen.
The Jungle Book – Mowgli, lost in the deep jungle as a child, is adopted into a family of wolves.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. This is quite the adventure.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – The adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. Such a great movie!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – only five lucky children will be allowed inside the factory, follow to see what happens. Plus now there are two movies you can watch and compare with.
The Wizard of Oz – This was one of our first audiobooks, and a favorite still. “There is no place like home.”
A Wrinkle in Time – My 10 yr old listened to this audio book on her own because she wanted to watch the movie on Netflix. (She gets it from her Momma.)