Here’s the thing. You’ll always have the book.

Rewind. Yesterday a writer for CNN.com asked me if I wanted to comment about the big-screen version of Where The Wild Things Are – did I think it was suitable for children? Of course I wanted to comment. A: I loved the movie. B: CNN. Duh.

We had a nice chat, portions of which actually made it to the article. I completely disagree with Mr. Griffioen and Mr. Adams, and that’s all I’ll say about that. Every kid is different, and while mine came away liking the movie, yours might not. I have no interest in starting a passive-aggressive pissing contest with my fellow dadbloggers. I’m not sure I agree with those who take issue with the violence in the movie, or who believe that it’s too scary for young kids (pop in the Diamond Edition of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs into the DVD player – two separate murder plots! Plus holy crap, that old witch still scares the bejesus out of me), but like I said, I understand and respect those views. So do I think it’s suitable for kids? It was suitable for my five year old.

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