People ask me sometimes what use a book trailer has. By and large, I don’t think we can know the impact of trailers and previews for books at this time. Many are very fancy dancy with bells, whistles, and doodads. Others are homemade but intriguing. Here’s one such example. Helen Hemphill’s novel The Adventures of Deadwood Jones uses stock footage and music to get the feel, if not the plot, of her books down.
Thanks to Cynsations for the link.
And here I thought I’d seen all the Disney adaptations. Not so. Somehow the short of Ferdinand I missed entirely.
Don’t you love how the opening shows the same red background with flowers on it that you would see on the cover of the Robert Lawson book proper? And they even kept the corks from Leaf’s illustrations. Nice. Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
Got this one from Book Buds not too long ago. Like Anne, I’d like to dedicate this to the teachers out there. Catchy little song too.
And finally, it wasn’t too long ago that I reviewed a little Je:remy Tankard number by the name of Me Hungry. Now there are picture book trailers for the story online. Here are two of them. They’re short, sweet, and bite-sized, so I hope you enjoy them.