Higglety Pigglety Pop Video

Higglety Pigglety Pop VideoThis Higglety Pigglety Pop Video brings visuals to Maurice Sendak’s delightful story of the little dog, Jennie. In this case, Meryl Streep provides the voice of Jennie. Puppets provide the characters.

I don’t know which version I like best. This one, with the enchanting scenery and characters, or the audio version of the previous post. Perhaps, the audio triumphs, because you can see the story in your own mind. Often the story in your mind develops characters and scenarios better than someone else’s rendition. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this video and think you’ll like it too. It has an English sound track and French subtitles:

Graham Malcolm, writing for the DailyBeast.com says of Sendak’s original book of Higglety Pigglety Pop or There Must Be More to Life:

I would find myself returning to this book over the years, long after I’d memorized the story and knew every sly joke by heart, just to lose myself in those marvelous drawings. The dust jacket is in tatters, the pages are foxed, but every time I open that book, it delights me as much as it did that very first Christmas night.

The greatest thing about Jennie and the book that (just barely) contains her is that no icky morals are conveyed. Jennie does not learn that home is where the heart is or anything so shopworn. She is indomitable, whether she is cleaning out the milkman’s stock, trying to feed a baby that wouldn’t eat, facing down a lion, or starring on the stage. She never takes no for an answer, and she almost always gets what she wants.

“Maurice Sendak Didn’t Just Make Books for Children, but for Everyone” ~Graham Malcolm, the Daily Beast

By the way, Maurice Sendak received many honors for his abilities as a children’s  book illustrator. You’ll love the original book too.

Carol Chapman

Carol Chapman is an author, inspirational speaker, and the creator of the online course, "Speak and Sell Books." As a speaker, she talks at weekend retreats, day-long events, and half-day programs. Her seminars are not only informative and transformational but also fun and entertaining. They often include participatory workshops and visual aids, such as videos and photographs. She specializes in dream interpretation, reincarnation, and Atlantis, and how to sell books while speaking. Formerly a photojournalist under contract to NASA, her photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the world. She is the author of When We Were Gods, Arrival of the Gods in Egypt, Have Your Heart’s Desire, and the forthcoming Kindle series, "Public Speaking Tips for Authors."

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Sandy - December 24, 2016

I like this version so much better for the graphics. I really see why you love this story after viewing this version! Thanks so much for sharing! Love and blessings,


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