I just read today that Laika Studios is going to make an animated movie of Colin Meloy's book called 'Wildwood'. Meloy is the lead in one of my favorite famous local Portland bands, The Decemberists. He published this children's story last year and it was tooted to become a major hit to rival Harry Potter. Well -- that didn't quite happen. The story was inspired by the woods in my own back yard (Forest Park)! So I had to read it. It's a beautiful hard bound 541 page book with interesting illustrustrations. The story just didn't grab me last time but now that Laika has chosen it - I think I may give it a second chance.