Ten Points For the Lafcadio Mention
It sounds so trite. MTV came up with its own list of the Top 10 Kids' Books Ripe For Films. Aw, isn't that sweet? MTV pretending to know stuff. But give the list a gander (as Kelly pointed out, you may wish to turn down the volume on your speakers first) and there are some puh-retty knowledgeable titles on there. The Westing Game via The Usual Suspects? Using The City of Ember to start a sci-fi franchise? I don't think I personally could take a big-budget Lorax (that cartoon already threw me for a pretty loop when I was a wee tyke) but all in all whoever wrote that list did their homework and did it well. Kudos all around.
Thanks to Big A little a for the link.