Have No Time to Make It To the Movies? The Inexpensive Way to Keep Up With the Award Contenders

January 19, 2018

On Tuesday, January 23rd the Oscar nominations will be officially released. If you’re anything like me, it can be hard to keep up with what’s out there. That’s why I devised a clever solution using the library’s picture books! Too busy to see the hottest critically acclaimed films? Then just read their children’s book equivalents:

If You Want to See:

Ladybird

Try:

My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life

 


If You Want to See:

The Shape of Water

Try:

Bink and Gollie

(particularly the second story, “Give a Fish a Home”, about Bink’s love for a fish.)

Just replace the pancake with a hard boiled egg.


If You Want to See:

The Post

Try:

There Berenstain Bears in No Girls Allowed

That one’s pretty self-explanatory


If You Want to See: 

I, Tonya

Try:

The Meanest Birthday Girl

Not that the girl in this story suffers to the extent that Tonya does, but I feel like her attitude of strength is pretty on par.


If You Want to See:

Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri

Try:

Petey and Pru and the Hullaballoo

Because if you’re looking for a book of increasing chaos, I don’t think you could find a better one than this.

 

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