Sometimes I watch something that is not a comparison for Movie Monday, but I want to share my thoughts about it, so Movie Time!
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Watched: on Netflix, August 3
44 Pages is a documentary that I had no idea existed. It is all about Highlights magazine - you know the kids one that is always in doctors and dentist's offices. I would have given my left arm for a subscription when I was a kid, but it wasn't something that I ever had. I loved seeing them in doctors offices and I loved doing the puzzles - especially when you found one that wasn't already all circled and written on. I never wanted to write in them so that the next kid could play too and I used it as a weird memory exercise, could I remember the ones I already found?...
But back to why we are here, Highlight really does hold a place in so many children's lives and I was so excited to watch this movie about them. I learned so much, for example:
- They are still family owned.
- They get about 3,000+ letters a year and reply back to all of the children that write them!
- They are geared for ages 6-12, and have other magazines for younger audiences.e
- The reason they are in doctors and dentist offices is because they almost had to close down and it was a clever idea one of the sons had.
I had such a wonderful time learning about the magazine that I really adored as a kid and I hope they are around for a long time.