When a video has reached over two million views, it’s usually safe to assume that everyone has seen it. However, there’s always the possibility that you have not, so with that in mind what better way to start off today’s Video Sunday then by looking at books with a sense of rhythm? This is the kind of thing that clearly puts the “labor” in the term “labor of love”.
Now as a great number of you know, Monday morning we’ll see the announcement of the Newberys, the Caldecotts, and all the other awards ALA hands out each year. Seems appropriate then to post a video of past Newbery winners. First up, this amazing look at Virginia Hamilton, the woman behind the Newbery winning M.C. Higgins the Great (amongst other things). I am ashamed to say that before I saw this I had no idea that Jaime Adoff was her son. Ye gods! The video also features Jean Craighead George of Julie of the Wolves. You get a glimpse of her Newbery Medal in its velvet case at one point.
Open Road Media made these to sell the ebooks. Nice covers too. Check out the one for Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. Print publishers should take notes.
Now to look at some hardcore bookshelves. Here in America we’ve these wimpy little bookshelves that anyone can reach. In Berlin? You need a freakin’ harness to get what you want.
Thanks to Swiss Miss for the link.
So I couldn’t resist checking out this SNL skit on Harry Potter ten years later. Dan Radcliff, man. That guy’s funny. Though part of my brain is just amazed that SNL had the budget for that set.
And finally, for our off-topic video of the day, it’s time for breakdancing. With Mr. Rogers. Yep.
Thanks to Margaret H. Willison for the link.