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Take a walk down memory lane with this Merry Melodies cartoon.  Released in 1938 by Warner Bros, Have you got any castles? is a fabulous animation which reviews so many of the books which engaged and entranced an audience quite a while ago.   Many of the books showcased have become classics and still grace the shelves of our libraries!

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There’s no better way to start the new (school) year than with a bit of fun involving books and the sheer joy they can evoke!

It was in March of last year when I wrote a post: Trying to control the urge: Rainbow Bookshelf that I mentioned how I became mesmerized watching this video:

It still gives me a buzz, but then I found this new video, also created by crazedadman.  This time though, efforts have been taken to a new level by spending “sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto” with the help of “volunteer hands who shelved and reshelved books all night, every night.”

The result is very impressive!  I recommend viewing it full screen.

May we all have a fabulous year ahead where we not only enjoy books ourselves, but succeed in continuing to share our joy of all things bookish with all those around us.  Here’s hoping that the joy of reading become totally contagious!!

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It is incredible the length taken to promote a book.

This stop motion video made to promote Maurice Gee’s novel “Going West” is absolutely breathtaking.  Produced on behalf of the New Zealand Book Council, this short film demonstrates an amazing degree of craftsmanship.

Certainly something to emulate!

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This certainly has to be the case with this ingenious stop motion video made back in 2008 to mark the 25th anniversary of 4th Estate Publishers.   Originally titled This is Where We Live, the video, which used 1000 books for its production, was shot over three weeks by 20 animators!   It is one of the most novel productions I’ve seen which most certainly creates a hunger to pick up a book!

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