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Video Sunday: Do you want the burrito or not?

Many videos.  Many many.  First up, the one I couldn’t embed.  Through the process of growing copious amounts of facial hair around the mouth-like part of the face, author/illustrator Adam Rex has finished his fundraising for underfunding classrooms to the tune of a sweet $1,120.  Now check out the video that goes along with his announcement.

You may wonder why I keep including Twilight links on this site since, ostensibly, it’s a series for teenage girls. Well, lately I’ve had more 10-year-olds in my library asking for Twilight (current count: 1,649 holds) than I could shake a stick at and I’d feel guilty if I didn’t make fun of the series once in a while. This is a great bit from a show on Current TV. It also happens to have a pretty eerie Robert Pattison lookalike. Y’know. If you’re into that kind of thing.

Thanks to Big A little a   for the link.

Let’s have a nice little illustrator interview for a change.  I do not know this Irish woman, this Niamh Sharkey, but apparently she wins awards.  A sucker for process, I present it for those of you who feel the same way.

Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.

Call it smart marketing.  Today we have some Coraline inspired street art.  Which is to say, all the creepiness of the movie in the comfort of your own city.

Thanks to Neil Gaiman for the link.

And finally, a little off-topic madness to make you feel happy.  Kids with cardboard boxes.  What is not to love?

I got the link from Crooked House who says that it is by the Polyglot Puppet Theatre at the Sydney Opera House where children can attend two and a half hour building sessions for free.  Those of you looking for a truly weird craft (and you’ve recently moved your library collection) might find it inspiring.

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.