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Picture Books Made Into Movies

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On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

The ant bully by John Nickle
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Lucas learns a lesson about bullying when he is pulled into the ant hole he has been tormenting.

Five electrical appliances find that their young owner has disappeared. The toaster takes charge, rounding up the vacuum cleaner, the electric blanket, bedside lamp and radio. Together they take off for the big city in search of their master. Based on the book by Thom Demijohn.

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Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Curious George by H. A. Rey
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The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.

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Come meet the Robinsons: Young Wilbur has a robot. Uncle Art has his own flying saucer. Cousin Laszlo has an antigravity device. The butler is an octopus. It's snowing in the east wing. And somebody left the Time Machine on, so . . . Well, perhaps you'd care to read what happens next.

Ernest and Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent
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Ernest, a bear, and Celestine, a mouse, lose Celestine's stuffed bird in the snow.

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
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Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

The Lorax by Seuss
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The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
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Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.

Shrek! by William Steig
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The gruesome, flame-breathing Shrek begins his search for a bride, repulsing all along the way with his ugliness.

Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak
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A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

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