Video Sunday: “My hero, my mentor, and my friend in my head”
I want to see her do a really good picture book on dyslexia next. Universe? Make that happen, please.
And for the record, giving a TED talk is still my #1 nightmare situation. Seriously. Like someone’s gonna just walk up to me one day and say, “Betsy! What are you doing?!? Your TED talk is in 30 seconds! Get in there and give it to them.” And I’m going to have nothing prepared. Not even one of those nifty little head mics.
Oh. It could happen. Moving on.
So I had a problem the other day. Over the winter break I took home the upcoming (February release) book BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE. Then promptly lost it. This has happened before and I’m always too ashamed to contact the publisher to send me a replacement, so I just sort of resigned myself to not seeing the book until next month. You can tell from this that my instincts are usually “give up rather than clean”. Is who I am. In any case, I’m cleaning out my purse yesterday and lo and behold THERE it is! I had the power to read the dang book all along (it’s a big purse, in case you’re confused). So I read it with my kids who promptly fell in love with it. Review to come (probably this week) but in the meantime I have to share this video of its creators. I’d have done it even if I hadn’t read the book because, and let’s be honest, people without pants are funnier than people with pants. Case in point:
And for our off-topic video, I have Tobin Anderson to thank for this one. Isn’t it amazing what a little sound editing can do?
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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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