Video Sunday: From Ping-Pong to Amiable Police Detectives
And once again, the British side of Harper Collins whips the virtual butts of the American side by posting yet another fantastic video showing them using books in a fun manner. You will recall that these are the same folks who came up with the video of the ultimate children’s and YA literature domino effect. I still can’t believe that Tollins was the ultimate winner here, though. My money was firmly behind Fifi and the Flower Tots. Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
Step aside, Lord and Taylor. Take a back seat, Macy’s. The real windows to be watching this holiday season are in Melbourne, Australia. It’s Olivia as read by Dame Edna with windows to match. Would I kid you in this manner?
Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
Producing something as original as The Invention of Hugo Cabret was a feat in and of itself. So making an audiobook of that book would take some additional originality. Scholastic Audio solved the conundrum and then had Mr. Selznick explain what they did. Pretty cool.
Thanks to On Our Minds @ Scholastic for the link.
Now I was shocked SHOCKED to learn that author/illustrator Scott Fischer created a wide array of fun videos regarding cereal. Shocked, I say, because no one told me about them. I can’t embed them either, but if you’re interested, they’re pretty cute. Here is Video #1, Video#2, Video#3, Video#4, Video#5, Video#6, Video#7, Video#8.
He knows what he likes.
I do love that book.
So a friend of mine says to me, "Hey. Did you see the Parks & Recreation episode that made fun of the library? And I say, "Uh, no." I’m not asking you to watch the whole thing here, but the parts at the beginning about the library are, indeed, quite amusing.
I spent pretty much that entire episode mistaking Megan Mullally for Julianne Moore. Thanks to Dan McCoy for the link.
It’s weird when a fellow in your workplace goes to work for Washington. But that’s what happened with David Ferreiro (described in this article as looking, "as much like an amiable police detective as an academic") who is now our National Archivist. And after reading this article, I want that job too. If only it encourages Michael E. Ruane to write about me.
Thanks to AL Direct for the link.
For your off-topic madness of the day, I fell in love with this little piece. The term "dreamlike" is bandied about to describe pretty much anything that tries for the slow surreal. I’m going to go out on a limb here and saying that this video, on the other hand, is the real deal. The fact that it also happens to be a sheer delight is just icing on the cake, really. Drawn, who I lifted this from, described it as, "Lois van Baarle’s graduation animation for the Utrecht School of the Arts, Trichrome Blue, is a hypnotic underwater Through the Looking Glass odyssey presented as a strange, futuristic commercial."
Thanks again to Drawn 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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