Fusenews: Tidbits and Bits to Tid
- From Cynopsis Kids:
Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to author/illustrator Jeff Smith’s indie comic book/graphic novel series Bone , per The Hollywood Reporter . Aimed at a family audience, the Bone movie will likely be produced as either an animated or mixed live-action and CG animated feature. Smith will executive produce the movie, which is set to be produced by Dan Lin, Lin Pictures. Bone had previously been in development with Nickelodeon Movies.
My nightmare is that they pull a Rocky and Bullwinkle on it and make the Bones CGI and the people real. I’d love someone creative to get their mits on the puppy, maybe working in different film styles. Disney would have been an interesting mix too, considering the debt Jeff Smith owes to Walt Kelly and the fact that Mr. Kelly used to work for Disney. And as a sidenote I find it very interesting that while the male bloggers have mentioned this bit of news (Oz and Ends and the excelsior file, for example), the women have been generally mum. Howsowhy? Come on, ladies! I can’t be the only one who thinks these books are the tops. Surely I’ve missed someone somewhere.
Kelly at Big A little a was good enough to discover that F.E. Higgins (author of last year’s entirely amusing The Black Book of Secrets) has a book out in England called The Bone Magician. The Times review is here. Would Feiwel and Friends or someone like them be kind enough to bring this book to the States? According to the review the book uses words like "dolichocephalic" and contains someone named Deodonatus Snoad. I’m sold.
It’s like Bartlett’s but bloggy. The infinite circles on which we live our lives has closed in just a smidgen closer this week with the discovery of a blog that quotes other blogs. Called Blogtations it is notable because it was good enough to quote our own Kelly Herold of Big A little a this week.
Speaking of Kelly yet again, she has a request. The Children’s Book Review wiki she started has been a success in more ways than one. If you have a children’s literary blog and you are not putting your reviews on this site, rethink thyself. It’s loads of fun. I’m working backwards and have just gotten to April of 2007. But because of the success of the wiki, authors have been asking Kelly if print reviews could also be archived. Observe then the creation of Redux Review (under construction). Kelly will now be able to put up print reviews (with publisher permission). Kelly is now looking for co-bloggers to help with the site. Go to it.
- New Favorite Children’s Literary Blog Title: Critique de Mr. Chompchomp.
- And finally, Monica has located one of the greatest things ever. It’s a Choose Your Own Adventure title as a directed graph. Bleak fun!
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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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