Video Sunday: “Outwith” Hits the Big Old Screen and I Find Comfort in the Cute
My sister sent me this. I can’t remember why. Maybe she knows the creator? Could be. Well, I’m not sure but this is certainly one book trailer with an original hook: toastvertising!
Oh, it’s real toast all right. If you don’t believe me, just go here.
I’ve noticed lately that more and more of the smaller publishers are making use of book trailers in original ways. For example, Kane/Miller has a whole YouTube channel of kids giving Kane/Miller booktalks and Chronicle Books has been testing out new videos like this one for their title Wave by Suzy Lee. Neat
Dear New York Public Library,
The text is cheesy but can we please please please make some videos like this one for our system? Puh-leeeeze?
Oh dear. "It" seems to have been made. A million books get their movie rights purchased every year and yet THIS is one of the few that finally sees production? I’m not even posting the video here, I’m so put out. Twilight, I take back anything bad I’ve ever said about you. I love you, Twilight! At least, I do when I see books like this one turned into films. Of course there is some comfort in seeing that it’s rather treacly. But isn’t that boy supposed to have a lisp? And as a commenter on Leila’s site pointed out, why are the Germans always played by British actors? So many things are wrong with this. Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.
And finally, to get the taste of that last link out of you mouth, there are few things on earth cuter than small French children. Be careful as you watch this. The sheer "awww" factor may burn holes in your retinas.
Thanks to Corn Shake 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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