Feature about the 82-minute Seuss movie starring Mike Myers as The Cat In The Hat, opening in US cinemas this Friday:
"Anita Silvey, author of "The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators," says, "Most lovers of a classic children's book prefer that any movie stay close to the author's intent. "For instance, the 'Harry Potter' movies and 'Holes' are so respectful of what the author set out to do. The first 'Babe' was nicely done, and it brought attention to a book that many people didn't know.
"But picture books give you so little to work with, so you have to invent things," she says... ...."