It’s a great sentiment, right? We should all be doing all we can to encourage kids to read…and yet:
The image on this poster is the image from the movie, not Sendak’s book.
Are we to conclude that reading will inspire us to become independent auteurs with a fondness for dress-up and Catherine Keener?
Or are we to draw a more cynical conclusion: read, sure, but first…stop at the multi-plex and buy a ticket for Jonzes’ movie.