Some similar things about the movie and the book are they both have the lonley party and winn- Dixie also gets lost when the party is going on. Another one is Amanda’s brother drowned when he was 5 years old. Another similarity is Otis goes to jail in both the book and the movie. Yet another similarity is that Gloria Dump still has a mistake tree.
There are some differences between the book and the movie, too. One difference is that when the rainstorm occurs, Winn Dixie hides in Gloria Dump house. In the movie, Winn Dixie runs away. Another difference is that the preacher comes t the party in the book. However, in the movie, Winn Dixie runs away instead.