Video Sunday: Can You Take Me to Monkey Town?
Monica over at Educating Alice alerted me to this recent American trailer for the BBC production of Noel Streatfeild’s Ballet Shoes. Until now my primary association with Ms. Streatfeild was an almost overwhelming desire to switch the "e" and the "i" in her last name. Now at last I’ve something else to concentrate on. Emma Watson from the Harry Potter films co-stars.
Thanks to Educating Alice for the link.
After producing a delightful curmudgeonly complaint against children’s books these days and their ginormous size, 100 Scope Notes found this delightful little video of the teeny tiny type. You may wish to watch it with the sound turned off, though.
Sounds like the music they play during The Sims when you’re trying out different tiles for the bathroom floor. Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
So I don’t know if you guys follow the ccbc-net listserv or not, but recently someone made a comment about Sarah Palin and that whole firing the library director dealie. Some people got very upset that politics would enter onto a children’s literary listserv. Others didn’t mind and thought it was worth exploring. This video is Palin related, children’s literature related, and, yes, political too. Booga booga. Avert thine eyes, (avert thine clicks?) oh Palin fans or ye politic-phobic. For the rest of you, enjoy. Thanks to GraceAnne for the link.
The book trailer is still in its infancy, allowing for a variety of techniques. This may well be the first time I’ve seen the Twilight books used as a foil. A new take.
And finally, interestingly enough I was unable to find a sufficiently random enough final video this week. Instead, this one is lovely and sorta on-message. It features illustrator Julia Pott who created that perfectly lovely little film My First Crush not long ago. In this video you get to see lots of monkeys. It’s too large to fit here, so scroll down to the bottom of this page and watch it there.
Thanks to Drawn for the link.
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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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