Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I recently saw an ad for the 3-D version of the Lion King, which is now in theaters. I barely remember the movie because I was well beyond the age of its target audience when I saw it 15 years ago. I'm sure it's still an entertaining movie, but sometimes movies, television shows, or books aren't as good as you remember them. Sometimes they are even better.
We recently showed Kellan part of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I did not like this movie when I was young. It's no Mary Poppins or Sound of Music, but it was much better than I remembered. Kellan loved the car and the candy factory, but we'll save the whole movie for later since the movie villain is too scary.
Kellan's bookshelves have quite a few books we loved as kids. My husband read all of the Tin Tin adventures and has already read some of the cartoon books with Kellan. I loved the Frances books by Russell and Lillian Hoban. We read Bread and Jam for Frances often, and Kellan says he's Frances whenever he eats jam on toast.
Is there a movie or book from your childhood you look forward to sharing with your kids?