Jennie, a terrier, has it all — but leaves home after deciding there must be more to life. In a distant town, she learns that the Mother Goose Theatre needs a. Directed by Christopher Swann. With Cynthia Buchan, Deborah Rees, Andrew Gallacher, Neil Jenkins. Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life has ratings and reviews. Calista said: This is a darker Children’s book. The dog is not ha.

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They approached her with the part and she agreed. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. TV Movie 7. I forgot how lovely Maurice Sendak’s art is, with all its fine detail even in black and white.

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Unfamiliar with Sendak’s work, the filmmakers researched his work and settled on Higglety Pigglety Pop! The context pgiglety the pictures very well, but I felt that there was still something missing from the story. Maurice Sendak loved his little dog Jennie but she did not love him.

For some reason, I was determined to read more of Mr. Share this Rating Title: Jennie, a terrier, has it all — but leaves home after deciding there must be more to life. Others may prefer to ignore the soundtrack and just watch. Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents, and decided to become an illustrator after viewing Walt Disney’s film Fantasia at the age of twelve.


All I can remember is crying, from the beginning to the end. Then just yesterday, at a stop at a thrift store, I looked up at the higglegy shelf and saw something familiar: The illustration is particularly chilling.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

I am di I’ve had this in my collection for, um, decades, but somehow it just kept missing me. May 07, Beth rated it it was amazing.

Even as a child, I read this as a version of Doggie Heaven, and it offered me great comfort when my best dog friend died, and it piggley me comfort now with the passing of a great author.

Edit Did You Know? This book is fantastic, and what a relief to find a once-loved book and still love it.

Higglety Pigglety Pop!

May 08, Siskiyou-Suzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: His illustrations were first published in in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. They all teach her ways to find happiness in her life and lead her to decide to become an actress because they believe this will make her happy. Oct 20, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: Start your free trial.

Nov 12, Anna Williamson rated it really liked it. This is one of the most special books of my childhood, and admittedly an unusual one.

Want to Read saving…. To change her life, she decided to on an adventure! This is one of the most surrealist kid’s books I’ve read and I really enjoyed it, partly because the dog ran off to find meaning in her life and partly because I was also reading Fifteen Dogs at the time, which ramped up the meaning of the plot for me good read, but not at all a ;op book.


Philip Sendak father Jack Sendak brother. However, she certainly never dreamed of the type of experience she would, er, experience.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! – or There Must be More to Life

And Old Mother Hubbard — Jennie is a dog! From the lines of Mother Goose, Mr. Eighth Grade breakout star Elsie Fisher shares what it was like landing her first Golden Globe nomination.

Apr 13, Higgltey rated it really liked it Shelves: Jonze also served as producer along with Vincent Landay and Marcy Page. Rhoda the milkmaid and “Baby” are both very distinctive to me. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

The beauty of the visuals is unsurpassed in film.