Video Sunday: And Stuff Like That
Good morning! We’ve not done a Video Sunday here on Fuse8 in a while, so let’s start with the ritualized boiling of the blood. Which is to say, can picture books be written in an hour? No. But Slate decided to go on and and prove as much. The results:
More interesting, in a way, is the accompanying written piece in which real editors like Alvina Ling and Cheryl Klein critique what the folks here have come up with. Kindly. Very very kindly.
Looks like that Curious George documentary got the Kickstarter backing it was seeking! Love the promo video they created for it. Some killer original footage here that I’ve just never seen before. Check it out:
Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
A pretty advanced PSA, I must say. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the song it’s parodying, I think you’ll get a kick out of it. The book cameos are particularly keen.
My father-in-law wrote me a week or two ago to tell me that, “CBS Morning news had a lovely piece on the research librarians at the main library (5th and 42nd). I think you would enjoy the segment and probably know some of the featured librarians. Hopefully, the website has the video from this morning’s show.”
They did. It does. Here is the result.
I used to work a floor about the ASK NYPL team. There wasn’t any partition between the floors so you could hear them talk pretty clearly. It was a fascinating process.
Finally, this is sorta off-topic. It’s certainly older. I’m not one for the Cute Kids Saying Cute Things genre, but cute kids with Australian/New Zealand accents? That’s different. Particularly when it’s all part of an effort to raise money for sick kids. And this isn’t entirely off-topic. After all, there are some very interesting children’s books in the backgrounds here. Stick around for the song. It’s not the earnest tripe you fear at first.
Good cause. Good folks.
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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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