Video Sunday – An Abundance of Goodies
Obviously the parable of the ant and the grasshopper didn’t make a dent in me. Instead of carefully saving up the videos I found this week like a good worker ant I am, instead, just gonna blow ’em all right here without so much as a by-your-leave grasshopper style. Ha! Come next week expect me to have nothing at all.
Now I hate to just blow you away with twee first thing, but… but man. This is the cutest l’il ole thing I ever did see. It has everything to do with children’s literature since it’s my job reduced to its most essential forms. Children and letters. And it is ADORABLE. Here’s a small class performing the They Might Be Giants song ICU from their album Here Come the ABCs. Thanks to Warren for the link.
I’m no author, but even I can see the infinite charms behind this Mitchell and Webb sketch that has been trolling about the Internet/series of tubes for the last few days. Thanks to Jane Yolen for the link.
I don’t review or report on YA related stuff much, but book trailers are another beastie altogether. Looking more like a move than anything else I’ve seen in a while, here is Sisters in Sanity by Gayle Forman.
From the kidlit side of things, Katie Davis gives a glimpse into the dream life of an author/illustrator coupled with the startling reality.
I found myself much taken with the movie Stardust, in spite of the fact that I wasn’t a fan of the trailers I’d seen for it. As Mr. Gaiman says, this feels far closer to the film itself than the actual ad campaign.
You can see Parts 2-4 on Neil Gaiman’s blog as well.
The world is all ah-flutter with Roald Dahl related news these days. With that in mind here is a revolting rhyme found via bookshelves of doom.
We’re going to label this one today’s "moment of Zen". Last week that would have been the windmill that did nothing. This week (because so many darn picture books are about them) we’re all about the sock monkeys.
Thanks to Lisa Yee for the link.
We’ll end with ANOTHER They Might be Giants video because A) It is cool and B) I can justify placing it here since the phrase, "up the library steps" is repeated several times.
Big big thanks to Librarianne for the link.
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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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