Hugo The Movie and A Companion Book

We greatly anticipated Hugo the movie which is based on one of our favorite books “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. Usually when something is so highly anticipated there is a bit of a let down but I can assure you that with Hugo this isn’t the case. We chose to see it in 3-D, which […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

I have never moved anywhere on the planet without my copy of Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. I didn't go to the theater to see my all time favorite book made into a movie. I just couldn't be disappointed. How could it ever live up? I just knew it couldn't!  Boy was I wrong. What […]

A Christmas Carol

I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D. December, […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Movie Day

Well I avoided this movie so much. I just adore the book and we read it often. There was no way , in my mind, that they could make a movie that was better than the book. After putting off going to the movie for so long, it finally rained, and then I had no […]

Magical Maurice

        As a child, Maurice Sendak loved to have his father read to him before bed. Likewise, I have loved his book “Where the Wild Things Are” for my entire life. This book was a bedtime favorite for me when I was a child. I’ve read it to countless children and have bought it […]