Movies Based On Picture Books

By Heather Burnell, Oroville Public Library 

You may know that How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, and The Lorax movies were based on Dr. Seuss books. But did you know that there are other great movies that were based on picture books as well? Why not try reading the book, then watching the movie - It’s a lot of fun for the whole family!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Boss Baby


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs





Mars Needs Moms



Night at the Museum









Want to extend the learning for kids?

Ask: How was the movie the same as the book? How was it different? What was added to make the movie a longer story? Did you like the way the book characters were portrayed in the movie? Why or why not?