I loved this book when I was a kid. We moved into a house where the previous tenant had left a few boxes. Either stuff they didn't want or stuff they forgot. I was happy to discover they had left books. This was one of the books they had left behind. I carried this copy around for me for quite a while. Still not sure what happened to it, but I've lost it somewhere along the way.
Today we decided to try and take Paige to another movie. She did much better this time. We got popcorn and Sprite, a treat in itself, and settled in to watch the movie. We didn't see the 3D version, thinking she may not be ready for that just yet. I'm happy to report Paige sat through the entire movie, and seemed to really like it. She did get bored for a bit by the end, but she stuck it out and enjoyed it overall.
Now, I'm laying on the couch blogging (sorry to ruin any glamorous ideas you had about me) while listening to Ronnie read bedtime stories on the monitor. Paige picked the sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, as her story tonight. If you haven't read the book, get it and read it to your kids. The movie is a great adaption that had to be greatly changed to make a 20 page children's book into an hour and a half movie. I think they did it justice though. Pickles to Pittsburgh isn't too bad either.