Fancy Dress Ball – Compare Books to Film versions!

Recently, I was sent an email about a really interesting project and asked to include it on the blog. I eagerly agreed…then was completely distracted by World Book Night (Thursday, 23rd April, from 6pm at the White Swan Pub in Leeds City Centre, if you are interested!).

Apologies to Fancy Dress Ball for the delayed postage!

International Children’s Book Day

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

Often ICBD is linked to celebrations around children’s books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards.

Fancy Dress Ball decided to embrace International Children’s Book Day and World Book Day (March 5th) by tackling one of the great debate topics of our age – BOOKS versus FILMS!

To aid in their deliberations, they created an infographic comparing books to their film adaptations.

Using IMDB and expert opinions, the graphic provides an interesting view on adaptations of well known classics. It also evaluates the preferred version… Have a peek and see if you agree! As you might imagine, I’m very pro-book…but it’s hard to argue that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz didn’t come into it’s own on the silver screen!

Here’s a look at some adaptations of Roald Dahl works (oooh, @LBCPuffins – thoughts?)

roald dahl

To view the full infographic on the Fancy Dress Ball blog  reviewing Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Jungle Book and Bambi – click HERE 

To have a read of their entry – click HERE

Thanks again for letting us know about this!



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