January 28, 2009

This Is How It Works With Kids

It's great to see that Neil Gaiman is winning awards for his children's books. Kudos. I always loved Sandman.

In any case, Coraline has been made into a movie. I had mixed feelings about this at first.

I remember when Coraline was first published (was it 2004?). I thought it looked like a neat book to read aloud to the kids. I knew Gaiman had a fascinating creativity, and that makes for good kid lit. The book portrays a twisted alternate world which sounds creepy and compelling.

K was 9 at the time, M was 7. I don't nkow why I didn't just buy it and read it to the kids. They're 13 and 11 now.

When I saw the movie was coming out, I thought we could read the book together before seeing the movie. When I mentioned this, K told me in an offhand way that she'd already read it. I didn't even know she was aware of it, or where she got a copy of it.

Carpe diem.

In any case, I'm looking forward to the movie.

Posted by James at January 28, 2009 9:05 AM
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Periodically, some movie will come on and will ask K if he wants to watch it with us, only to find out he's already seen it. I keep wondering when he gets a chance to see all these movies.

Coraline was pretty creepy. Have they read any of the Pratchett series, either Johnny Maxwell or the Wee Free Men stuff? I loved those, and they're intended for the middle school-ish set.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at January 28, 2009 10:10 AM

Clearly, I am not the person to ask!

Gaiman... Pratchett... and another reminder from the universe that I'm a doofus for not having read my copy of Good Omens.

Posted by: James at January 28, 2009 12:36 PM

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