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>This made me go all teary

>Watch the clip.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Brian Floca says:

    >This isn’t the main point, I suppose, but ah what sweet relief that Carol (Carol?) doesn’t look or feel computer generated. No green screen background, even!

  2. Sondra Santos LaBrie says:

    >You warned us…but it made me teary too – and made me want to see more of the film.

    Thanks for the link to the clip.

  3. Jo LeFlufy says:

    >So sentimental. Loved the clip.

  4. >I assumed Roger was being sarcastic, since I find this clip rather dreadful. What could they be thinking? Roger?

  5. >Stick with the book!

    Who let this happen? Oh, Surely Hapercollins didn’t need the money this bad! Tell me it ain’t so Mr. Murdoch!

  6. Roger Sutton says:

    >Sendak is neck-deep in this project, so you can let the dark lords off the hook in this case.

    I liked it. I thought it was strange and mysterious and freakishly summery, and the last pose of Max leaning against the WT looked just like Sendak’s draftsmanship.

  7. >I thought it looked like HR Puffinstuff. I’m glad at least Sendak is involved. LOL!$$$$

  8. >I couldn’t tell . . . was Max pretending to be a robot, or was he doing that dreadful dance “The Robot”?

    I enjoyed the clip, though, and so did my kids. Although I’ve yet to see a picture-book-to-film adaptation that really works, I’m looking forward to the release of this one.

  9. >This morning’s news about WILD THINGS is that it’s probably going to be reshot. Here’s the scoop:

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