Monday, April 13, 2009

The Coolest Thing I Have Recently Discovered...

on the interwebbynets is this:



One of my all time favorite books, filmed by the brilliant Spike Jonze and the trailer is using one of my favorite songs of the recent past.

And today at the White House Easter Egg Roll our new president read from this very same book to a group of kids on the White House Lawn and it was good.

I actually discovered Maurice Sendak's wonderful books after taking a children's lit class in college. I asked for Where The Wild Things Are for a college graduation present.

One of my own kids is graduating from college in a very short time. Anyone have any good suggestions for books for her ?

9 comments:

Ronda Laveen said...

This looks awsome. Filmed by Spike Jonze and produced by Tom Hanks. Amazing. My hubby and I both enjoyed the clip.

crone51 said...

I know! Doesn't it look great? I am going to have to rent some kids . Also looking sheepishly forward to Monsters Vs. Aliens in 3-d.

I'll grow up one of these days. Or not.

beccaGB said...

i'm very excited for this movie, so no need to rent kids

Kathy said...

my kid is for hire. He's a smart ass, recently discovered rollercoasters and cute as all hell. I can't wait for this movie to come out!!

Cristin said...

Can't freaking wait for this movie!!!

And no giftie suggestions... I suck at gifts... ask Erin.. she's good.

Cristin said...

what the heck is that song anyway...me like.

crone51 said...

Cristin.. The song is Wake Up by The Arcade Fire who I adore.

Girl Land said...

I have always liked Arcade Fire until I saw them perform live then I decided I LOVED them. :) This is my 2nd fave AF song after Wake Up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ychDM5t3Qk8

crone51 said...

Girl Land- yup. I got to see them live on the Neon Bible - my daughter and her boyfriend took my husband and me. I actually ( blushes) wrote them a fan letter afterwards! I wonder if I was the oldest person they have ever gotten a fan letter from! They are amazing and delightful.