Politics and A Fine Filmy Madness
I was very pleased to see the blog Drawn! featuring illustrator Julie Morstad. Ms. Morstad was one of the people responsible for the remarkable picture book When You Were Small last year. Anyone who is connected to that book has my instant and abiding lurve (def: lurve – like "love" but with a delicious gooey center).
I know that the rule is that you’re not supposed to post cute things kids say unless they’re your own kids. Nobody said I couldn’t link to something cute that someone else’s kids say, though. This is via The Sneeze and I’m very taken with the line, "I DON’T WANT THAT!".
Movie news. In the realm of the uh-oh-that-ain’t-good, we learn that Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman are starring in a new Robert Zemeckis version of A Christmas Carol. The weird part? According to Cinematical, Cary Elwes is in it solely as Carrey’s stand-in. Seems odd to me, what with his ability to do an actual honest-to-goodness British accent. Is Carrey going to fake one of his own? I’m having flashbacks to Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, all of a sudden.
The blog Throwing Marshmallows took in interest in how children’s literature was recently used to portray Michelle Obama as cool and hip in the media. When given the choice between reading Our National Anthem and Skippyjon Jones, she went with the mildly controversial cat. An interesting piece.
The Golden Compass movie has sufficiently impressed Monica at Educating Alice. She presents her review for all to see, and I was pleased as punch to read it. If you’re going to shell out $12+ for a film in this town, it better be a doozy.
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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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