Monday, February 9, 2009

You Will Clap Your Hands With Joy

. . . over this video, starring Jarrett Krosoczka and featuring cameos by a number of other children's writers and illustrators. It starts off with an author's life right out of fantasy and gets better from there. My favorite part is Jane Yolen's advice, delivered with the perfect, "Gawd, how many times do I have to SAY THIS?" facial expression. Although Tomie dePaola is pretty freakin' hilarious too.

BOOK BY BOOK: the making of a monkey man from Jarrett Krosoczka on Vimeo.

Apparently Jarrett (what, you think I'm going to try to spell that last name again?!) put it together for a SCBWI presentation. Author, illustrator, and now movie star? If I were a children's author, I would loathe the man.

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