Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Book & Movie Review- The Tale of Desperaux

A few years back D was given a copy of The Tale of Depseraux personalized and signed by the author. We knew that we would always treasure this book. At that time I tried reading it aloud to him, he was about 5, and he was not interested. This past month we picked it back up again, he is 7 now. It is the first book that thrilled him to every bit of his being.

Book Review- In anticipation for the movie being released we read everynight. I often felt myself wanting to read on and on because I was so interested in how the whole story would come together. The writing was excellent and D was introduced to vocabulary and loved every minute of it. With that being said, I HATE sad stories and this story is sad. I bawled my eyes out a number of times. I found the book to be dark and depressing but perfect (?) for a 7 year old boy. I totally and completely recommend this book as a read aloud. Lots of great discussion will come of it.
Movie Review- I loved this movie! I am a complete Disney fan, but this movie kicked the crud out of Ratatoullie! All of the things that made me depressed about the book they changed in the movie. This movie was filled with goodness and great morals. I love little Desperaux...he is so cute that I would totally buy a stuffed animal of that little guy (move over Twilight). The animation was so good and pretty to look at. Go see it, it is so sweet!
Comments- If you saw it, didn't the narrator sound like Martha Stewart? I thought it was her the entire time until I saw the credits. Do you love placing the voices of animated movies too?

8 comments:

Ky said...

Thanks for the review :-) My 11-year-old son read this book in the 4th grade. He reaaaaallly wants to see the movie since he loved the book so much.

Jan said...

Thanks Jen.

blueladybug said...

Thanks for the review Jen!

Jan said...

Happy New Year Jen. My daughter is almost finished with this book.

Carissa said...

I took my kids to see the movie on opening day. It was the first time they ever saw a movie in the theater. They both really liked it and are still talking about it. I just bought the book and we're going to read it together.

K~ said...

I think I got a copy for myself when I got D's...maybe I will have to actually read it. As for the stuffed animals, they are available at your local B & N (sorry, shameless promotion)

Erin said...

My kids haven't read the book or seen the movie. I'll have take them to see it!

coffeerama said...

i don't understand what is the appeal of Robert Pattinson (Edward), his nose looks funny