Video Sunday: Now With Adorable Kitten
As I see so few handmade picture books in a given year, it’s kind of cool to not only see the process behind Tara Books’ new title Do! but also a bit of the interior spreads as well. As the description of the video says, "Do! is handmade book published by Tara Books, India. It is a set of action pictures, rendered in the Warli art done by people belonging to a tribal community that lives in Maharashtra, in western India. It introduces basic verbs to the young reader through a series of brilliantly drawn pictograms, which illustrate the verb and tell a story." I just like seeing the lady fall out of the tree. That’s about the level of my own maturity, right there.
Here’s the thing about the next video. My husband, his best friend, and I were watching it and while we enjoyed it . . . well, take a look at it first.
Okay. First off, fair play to the Tom Cruise imitator. Good stuff. Well done. But obviously you’re only going to get the jokes in this if you’re a New Moon fan or have seen the Twilight films. I could infer certain things, just from having read blog posts about it, but I suspect that in spite of its hook, this is going to be best appreciated by actual Twilight fans. Ah well. It’s a good imitation anyway. Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.
The counterpoint post would therefore be John Green’s interpretation of the series. He’s spoken about it before, but this is pretty recent.
What precisely does this mean? They’re calling this a Diary of a Wimpy Kid 30-second TV ad. What TV? Where? When? Why? What do they mean? I can only assume that this is somehow British since it came via Penguin and Penguin doesn’t represent Kinney in the U.S. Most passing strange.
Thanks to @librariancheryl for the link.
I rarely need an excuse to include something with Francoise Mouly in it. I’m so used to seeing her promote her TOON Books line, however, that I sometimes forget that she’s the one behind all those lovely New Yorker covers we see. Here’s a peek behind the curtain then.
Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
And for the off-topicness of the day, let’s go with something that is the total and complete opposite of last week’s kinda downer Video Sunday posts. I know you’ve seen it before, but who can resist the charms of the surprised kitten?
In case you’re wondering, yes. I am now a woman who posts kitten videos. Don’t worry. It can’t last.
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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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