The kids and I just finished reading The Rats of NIHM and so, as a treat, RD and I bought the movie (Wal-Mart bargain bin!) for the kiddos. What a disappointment! The movie hardly resembled the book at all! The plot was similar, but the way events played out and the personalities of the characters were totally "adapted" from its original version. :-(
Not so sure we'll do the video-after-the-book thing again. The "movie" that played out in our minds as we read through the book together was SO much more rewarding.