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Comments for The Night at the Museum:

The Night at the Museum: 06/03/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Last summer my children discovered The Night at the Museum and its sequel. They watched both films a dozen times each. During one of the times my son asked where the idea for the film came from. So I went to IMDB and looked up the first film. It listed Milan Trenc as the author of a picture book of the same title.

Well that was that, we had to read the book. I had to use Link+ to get a copy sent up to my library but it was worth it. The book is adorable.

In the book there's a new night guard, just like the first movie. He's left in charge of the dinosaur room and front and center there's a T-rex skeleton, just like in the film. And he goes missing. The rest of the book follows the new guard as he tries to find the missing skeleton and is lead on a wild goose chase throughout a museum that has come to life.

The picture book is one small piece of the film. The book doesn't try to explain why the exhibits come to life. Nor is it one guard all by himself. It's still got the same spirit and magic of the films and I recommend it to any young (or old) fan of them.

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Saturday, June, 4, 2011 at 02:14:26

che

I had no idea that the movie was an adaptation of a book. We've just taken my son on his first trip to the natural history museum so maybe this would be a good time to read this book. thanks for the review.



Comment #2: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 16:25:21

Pussreboots

It's a really cute book. I think your son will like it. Happy reading.