Video Sunday: Bubble Gum and Cottages
A show of hands. How many of you knew that there was a documentary about Ed Emberley being made called Ed Emberley’s Make the World: A Film? Well, the film is on FaceBook and Twitter, in case you’d like to support it. Thanks to Drawn for the link.
One of my favorite author/illustrators has gone and made herself one of the finest picture book trailers of the year, bar none. This is absolutely fantastic. I just regret I hadn’t seen it sooner.
Where she found Brigitte Bardot singing "Bubble Gum" I’ll never know. In any case, gonna get me some Pop by Meghan McCarthy when it comes out. Uh-huh, uh-huh. Thanks to Abby (the) Librarian for the link.
Speaking of awesome ladies and their videos, did you know that Laurie Halse Anderson makes a fine documentarian? In this little vid we see the writer’s ultimate dream: The writing cottage. Says the description: "Laurie Halse Anderson recounts the conception and building of her writing cottage. The cottage is off-grid and was built to be easy on the environment as well as warm and quiet. It was designed and built for her by her husband, who is a carpenter, and several of his friends."
Finally, I cannot embed the first off-topic video I wanted to do (Kuricorder Quartet – Imperial March). So I’ll just have to settle for this dry piece of British wit instead. This is the Buckingham Palace Marching Band and evidence of their sense of humor.
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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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