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Video Sunday: At worst, I feel bad for a while. But then I just smile.

Top of the morning to you!  And how is your Sunday today?  Lots of good stuff on the roster today, I am happy to report.  First off, the upcoming Selznick smash hit Wonderstruck hardly needs me to promote it, but since I’ve only just now finally picked it up for a read I like hearing Selznick speak about his creations.

For this next video, at first I was mad that I hadn’t seen this video of approximately 500 millions authors and illustrators assuring their kid readers that “it gets better”.  Then I saw that it was just released earlier in the week.  Whew!  This is the kind of video you don’t want to miss out on.

Movie trailer time.  Now years ago I read a fun comic book called The Clockwork Girl and I was sad that there wasn’t a full collected edition of the book for my library to purchase.  This year, that collected edition finally came out, as has an upcoming movie.  Here you can get a sneak peek behind the scenes.  I’m intrigued on several counts.  Check it out:

Speaking of comics, I’d been enjoying the webcomic Sailor Twain by First Second head honcho Mark Siegel for quite some time.  Now Mark has created a Kickstarter project to begin the Sailor Twain ad campaign.  This is an interesting look at the world of webcomics and how they are currently trying to translate into printed books.  The wave of the future?  Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

Finally, for our off-topic video, my husband and I have recently been waiting for our baby to start smiling at us.  She’s not even three weeks yet, so we’ve yet to quite get there.  In the interim, then, here’s a TED talk on the power of smiling.  Lots of fun those TED talks.

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.


  1. […] is powerful stuff. Back in March, I had this experience. Today, over at Fuse 8 News, Betsy Bird shared this Ted Talk about smiling as she and her husband await their three week old […]

  2. […] *Sigh* Instead, I have to wait with everyone else. In the meantime, here’s a video that Betsy Bird linked to a while back where Brian Selznick talks about his newest creation. Set fifty years apart, […]