Video Sunday: Trailers, Links, and Dancing Jawas
First things first. I wasn’t the biggest Tale of Despereaux fan when it came out and won a Newbery award. So it is with great interest that I watched the recent trailer for the upcoming filmed adaptation. As Bridge to Terabithia taught us, never trust what a trailer is telling you. To my mind, this preview showed an awful lot of Despereaux and not much Princess Pea or looks at Roscuro. The king is completely missing (as is the jailor) and Miggery Sow gets a bit at the end. How are fans of the book taking this look at the movie?
A new book trailer is out, and this one is for the upcoming Kate Feiffer/Diane Goode title President Pennybaker. Check it:
Many of you know my style. I like picture books but don’t go all in for that ootsy cutesy stuff. Adorable animals? Puh-leeze. Puppy and kitty books do not render my knees rubber. Newbery Honor winning authors do, however, and so I shall direct you to the book trailer for Kirby Larson’s upcoming true-life picture book Two Bobbies. The trailer is nice, though I would have liked more pictures of the real animals. Then again, I suppose that there’s a danger that if you put photographs of the animals all over the trailer, people are going to assume that those same photos are in your book. Book trailers have all kinds of rules no one has defined clearly yet!
Familiar with Inanimate Alice? You should be. Here’s the summary: "‘Inanimate Alice’ tells the story of Alice, a young girl growing up in the first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary digital friend, Brad. Over ten episodes, each a self contained story, we see Alice grow from an eight year old living with her parents in a remote region of Northern China to a talented mid-twenties animator and designer with the biggest games company in the world." Episode Four is now online. Thanks to Monica for the link.
And to end on the nerdiest note imaginable, recently I attended ALA and I saw the Bookcart Drill Teams perform. I’ll be posting my videos of the event soon enough, but we need to remember that there are other groups out there with dancing skills. Take the recent Star Wars weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s adorably nerdy.
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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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