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Video Sunday – Amorous Pig Edition

Oh, lemme see here. We’ve a couple things here and there that are available, so let’s not waste time.

Neil Gaiman says that this won’t be up very long, so hopefully it will still be working by the time you see it. It’s a
Coraline trailer IN 3-D!!! What, you don’t own 3-D glasses? Yeah, neither do I. Doesn’t really matter, though. Looks like this was filmed on a handheld camera in a movie theater, doesn’t it?:

Sara O’Leary sent me a lovely little book trailer for one of my favorite picture books of 2006
When You Were Small. It’s rather lovely and you’ll find it here.

Speaking of book trailers, I’m very partial to this little one. It’s promoting an upcoming Feiwel and Friends picture book that has absolutely charmed me. Watch the trailer and tell me it doesn’t strike you as well.

Has anyone else ever seen the film version of
The Marzipan Pig by Russell Hoban? That’s what that trailer reminded me of.

Picture books with computer art in their gills look neat, but did you ever wonder how the artists made them in the first place? Bob Staake has the answer in a series of different web videos. Here’s a little man for starters..

And it’s a little off-topic, but it involves kids and I got it from Sarah Miller’s blog. I think this is particularly useful for people who can’t quite imagine what the difference between a four-year-old and a six-year-old is.

I think that ninety-one is my favorite.

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.


  1. Oh, 86 was my favorite and then I saw 91! “I’m 91 and I’m playing the drums!” Classic! But I wanted to smack the teenagers – they oozed apathy – which doesn’t bode well for my daughter’s future…

  2. This was so great. Now, I’m thinking tambourines, maracas, and more. At 41 I started learning the violin and life is fun again. I’m looking forward to the drums at 91.

  3. editorialanonymous says:

    So Bloom is adorable, but who’s it for? Do you know a lot of picture-book-reading children who are interested in falling in love?

  4. Being bereft of child myself I can only speak to my own past. As a kid, I was this weird little matchmaker. I watched television shows like Sesame Street and Today’s Special with this perverse desire to see EVERYBODY hook up in some way. I’d play games with decks of cards where I’d pair up the Kings with various Queens and Queens with various Jacks. I think I was around the age of 3 or 4 when I was the most romantically inclined, so for weirdo kids like I was this book will have an audience.