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Video Sunday: Pipe Wrench Fight!

Illustrator Dan Santat is now the proud father of a beautiful bouncing baby boy.  But before this happened he was also the creator of this truly fabulous book trailer.  It’s for Anne Isaacs’ "The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch" (a book I’ve been meaning to take a peek at) and is a fine example of how to turn a picture book into a 2 minute piece. Thanks to Dee for the link.

This is a real treat.  Some of you have undoubtedly already seen these two videos.  For those of you who haven’t, however, they’re delightful.  A fellow on YouTube has been creating the "Literal Version" of various music videos.  So far he’s only created two.  This one is actually library-related.  Ever see the video for that classic 80s ballad "Head Over Heels"?  Well, here is it with the lyrics describing every minute detail.

That one’s okay. Fun but not quite as good as the other video. Behold the wonder of "Take On Me". Bet you never noticed the hero sporting his own pipe wrench before, did you?

The best part? He actually sells t-shirts and other accessories that read, "Pipe Wrench Fight".  That makes some obscure corner of my brain extraordinarily happy.

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.