Video Sunday – Some Nice Things
Because, really, who can say no to nice things?
This week I’m just going crazy and putting up every video I’ve seen referenced in the last 2-3 weeks that made me happy. Some will seem familiar since you’ve seen them somewhere, but hopefully a couple are new. New like this tribute Jarrett Krosczka received regarding his newest Punk Farm picture book.
A show of hands now. How many of you expected the kid to end his set by wailing on that guitar? I sure did.
This next one’s a pretty effective, not to say beautiful, picture book trailer. To my mind, these are the hardest trailers to do. John Rocco, however, seems pretty up to the job. Check it out.
Speaking of book trailers, how is it that I never saw this one for The Wall by Peter Sis? Talk about a good picture book trailer.
All right, fine. FINE! I love Meg Cabot. Are you happy now? I love her to death. Tell me, America. Can anyone watch this video and NOT love Meg Cabot?
I want to be her best friend and bake cookies with her and we can talk on the phone about how we both love Liz Lemon and it’ll be awesome. That is what I want. Thanks Roger for the link.
Bookmoot says that she saw this bard, one Benjamin Bagby, perform his Beowulf years ago. Far preferable to a film where they CGI out Ray Winstone’s pot belly, don’t you think?
I got this interview with Carl Barks from the Kids’ Comics blog. This is the man that did my favorite Uncle Scrooge comics growing up. Check it out:
And I’ve never seen Maira Kalman speak. It’s just one of those things that’s easy to avoid doing. But lookee! She’s awfully eloquent and amusing. Dunno what TED is, but I like the look. Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
Finally, things I can’t embed here. This might be YA, but 8th grade is so on the cusp between children’s and teens that I’ll include it. Here’s a book trailer for Eighth Grade Bites.
And here’s a little video of the 2007 Society of Illustrators "What’s So Funny?" presentation. The sound cuts out near the beginning so expect that. It features Dilys Evans, Harry Bliss, Betsy Lewin, Joanna Cotler, and John Grandits. Thanks to Children’s Illustration for this link too.
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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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