Friday, March 2, 2012

Oscar Love, Baby, Oscar Love

 It's always fantabulous when children's books and book creators step up and into the limelight. The Oscar show did our youth librarian hearts good. Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, our state's new Youth and Special Needs consultant provides the links to the goods here in this article from the 3/1/12 Channel Weekly:

Amidst the Gowns and Glitz: Children's Books at the Academy Awards:
Moonbot Studios' "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore" won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. This delightful movie emphasizes the wondrous and transformative power of books. The co-directors spoke of childhood and storytelling in their Oscar acceptance speech. Take a moment to watch the 15 minute film today!

Also of note-the Caldecott award winning book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick was transformed into a brilliant 3D movie by Martin Scorsese. "Hugo" scored five Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards. Be enchanted by the original story and artwork at the Hugo Cabret website.

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