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Video Sunday – A Veritable Cornucopia

Wow. I miss a week of videos and suddenly I have more than I can handle. Magnificent! Let’s start off with some book trailers then. Leila at bookshelves of doom turned me onto this stellar trailer for a picture book. Scieszka/Lane fans rejoiceth. The time for mixing seafood and flour biscuits is nigh.

My friend Megan lives in Hawaii and will tell you straight out that her second graders are positively goofy for fellow Hawaiian Bruce Hale’s Chet Gecko series. This one tones down the budget, but gets points for the music.

Cynsations let me to this third trailer. Not as polished as the first but more live-actiony than the second, it’s for K.L. Going’s newest children’s book.

Personally, I thought the book scored high in the Great Cover Art department when I read it, but didn’t do much for me otherwise.

When I discussed the opening for Perry Moore’s book Hero I mentioned that the Museum of Comic and Cartoon art showed a really amazing video of the Winsor McKay drawing Little Nemo. At the time, I could only pray it was on YouTube. Sure as shooting, here it is.

I think Jon Scieszka and Mo Willems should reenact this film. Silk hats and all.

I got this one from Charmingly Wicked. Normally Daniel Radcliff is nice and all, but I see little need to link to him unless the video is particularly go… what’s that you say? He does what?

Such a nice young man.

This next one doesn’t fit neatly onto this page, so you’ll have to follow this link.
The New York Times recently did an online series of interviews with some of the great contemporary graphic novelists living today. I’ve a passing familiarity with Seth and Chester Brown but to hear Art Spiegelman, Joe Sacco, and Chris Ware speak is an true thrill. Ware sounds exactly as you would expect at the start, but once he gets over himself he’s positively insightful. Anyone on the fence about graphic novels as a legitimate artistic medium should consider this required reading/listening. Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.

And now, today’s Moment of Zen. I got this video from truly delightful author Laini Taylor. Apparently I just want to ratchet up the off-topic awwwwww factor of my blog today. This is a silent video of two men who released a lion (that they raised) into the wild. Now it has been reunited with them. Cat lovers, get out your hankies.

Doesn’t that just make you feel all warm and snugly?
And with that, I leave you.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth 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.