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Video Sunday: Living dolls, shark costumes, buried books and goats in pjs

As you may have noticed, I’ve not done a Video Sunday in a while.  It now appears that what I was waiting for all this time was Dan Santat’s parody of Serial, turning it into a reenactment of his Caldecott Award call.  I’m just ashamed that when he won it didn’t immediately occur to me that, “Wow. We’re going to get a really great video out of this.” Hindsight is 20-20.

Nice that he got to take the shark suit out of mothballs, right?

As a children’s librarian I associate American Girl dolls far more with their books than the actual dolls.  This American Girl Dolls: The Movie trailer from Funny or Die will satisfy any children’s librarian that has ever had to shelve those darn books (or struggle with the eternal question of where to shelve them).

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Shh! Don’t tell them Mattel owns both Barbie AND American Girls.  Thanks to Beth Banner for the link.

So this Meghan Trainor librarian parody video has garnered 77,963 views as of this posting.  And I have heard from more than one person that its creator resembles me.  Which is infinitely kind but she is (A) Younger (B) Cuter (C) Actually knows how to style hair.  Ever noticed that my hair is always a plain bob?  I don’t do hair.  This woman.  She’s all about the hair.

This next one’s a bit of a surprise. Not that it exists (tree to book, book to tree) but that I can’t think of a single American book that has gone a similar route.  Usually we just get “bury this bookmark” swag.  I think only a small publisher could get away with this.  Or an Argentinian one.  Wow.

Thanks to Gregory K for the link.

As someone who doesn’t know a thing about making book trailers, I tip my hat to anyone who is capable (or has offspring who are capable) of creating such a thing out of the ether.  With that in mind . . .

As for the off-topic video, I’m not entirely certain why I decided to go with baby goats in pajamas today.  Maybe it was something in the wind.  In any case . . .

Thanks to Aunt Judy for the link.

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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.

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  1. steve wolk says:

    Hi Betsy

    I live on the far north side of Chicago (West Rogers Park/West Ridge), a mere 10 minutes from the Evanston Library. I teach in the Teacher Education Department at Northeastern Illinois University (also on the far north side of the city). I do lots of interesting stuff with children’s (and middle grade and YA) lit with teachers and teachers-to-be. (My newest book on teaching with lit is Caring Hearts & Critical Minds.) Welcome to Chicago! For some truly important info: if you want any suggestions for good places to eat, send me a holler. And while Evanston has some lovely parks (and beaches), there is a beautiful park in my neighborhood you really should check out: Indian Boundary Park. It’s on Lunt Ave. just west of Western Ave. (which is Asbury Ave. in Evanston), and also about 10 little minutes from the library.

    Happy and safe traveling.

    Steve

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      Hi, Steve! Great to hear from you. I’m going to take you up on that part where you suggest to me great places to eat. And soon I’ll have enough geography under my belt to find the park of which you speak. Parks! Beaches! Restaurants! It all sounds so very lovely. Hope to see you in person soon!