Video Sunday: “We envision it as Lord of the Rings, but set in a world of candy.”
Yesterday you may have seen that I featured a Jon Klassen book of unparalleled beauty. After some prodding about on the series of tubes we call the internet I discovered that there are some small animations of his online. This is one of the coolest so many thanks to Viviane Schwartz for the link!
I live in New York. Anytime a book comes out that takes place here I make special note of it. Yet it wasn’t until Jules at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast featured this book trailer on her site that I’d even heard of it. And what a good idea it is! I’m surprised no one else thought to go for the 2003 blackout as a topic for a picture book before.
This next video is the first interview with pop-up book artist David Carter I’ve ever seen. It’s a year old so the exhibit he mentions has long since gone, but this is a pretty nice look at his dot series.
For the record, I periodically get folks who email me from my old review of Blue 2, desperate to find some of those twos. I blame the kids who told David that One Red Dot was too easy.
I may have mentioned the LEGO lions recently commissioned by the library the other day. This video gives you a far better scope of the project, though.
And for our final off-topic vid, I’m a big fan of faux movie trailers. Particularly when they’re based on board games. Of course this happens from time to time in the real world. Just the other day there was discussion of an upcoming Candyland movie with what must be the best/worse tagline of all time: “We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy.” I’m near tears, that’s so beautifully awful.
In any case, here’s one of my new favorite fauxs. I still harbor my greatest affection for Tetris: The Movie, but this makes for a good rival.
Thanks to The Scop 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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