The goodies are good today. Everyone’s been incredibly generous with their videos this week. For example, Leila at bookshelves of doom was kind enough to dig up my favorite band from the 90s. Oh, Moxy Fruvous. Even the poor quality of this video transfer can’t obscure your nerdy loveliness.
My favorite was always Murray.
Switching gears, from Children’s Illustration we have a disturbing ad for a disturbing doll. You may not like it, but damned if you can’t keep watching.
What has any of this to do with children’s literature? Good point. Let’s get back on topic then. Below is an old Mo Willems short from when he worked at Sesame Street. It was his first one, apparently. As he says on his blog, "Can you tell I was still blindly in love with Dr. Suess’ vastly superior Gerald McBoing Boing?" Yup.
Censorship is a delicate topic. Who better to wrassle with it than Fry and Laurie, then? In this skit, the two deal with profanity and come up with their own solution to on-air censors. Many thanks to Bookninja for the link.
I usually like to end with a bit of silliness that goes above and beyond the realm of kidlit. This is what a Cribs episode would look like if a film crew were to ever enter Michel Gondry’s home. Many thanks to Dan for the link.
One more thing. Children’s Illustration alerted me tot he fact that if you’re interested in viewing graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi give a speech, you can download it here via Quick Time (01:13) if you so desire.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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