Saturday, January 31, 2009

BOOK BY BOOK: the making of a monkey man

I just delivered my SCBWI opening keynote. It went very well. I showed this video. People seemed to like it. I hope you do, too!


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

30 comments:

Dee said...

That.was.AWESOME!

I loved seeing everyone's houses with books stacked everywhere. :)

Wonderful work, Jarrett!

tammi said...

BRILLIANT!!!

Laura said...

This is GREAT!

Selina Alko said...

That made my day! Simply brilliant, Jarrett. Congratulations on a successful key note. I'm sure you were truly inspiring to many.

Kristi Valiant said...

I love it. How incredible to get so many great children's book people together in one video! Well done indeed.

things left unsaid said...

That was absolutely fabulous! I loved seeing Ralph.. and Jeanne Birdsall was adorable! :)

Jill Corcoran said...

LOVED IT, Jarrett!
lol:)
Thanks for putting it up on your blog--wish I had been in NY to see it.
Enjoy the rest of the conference.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Jarrett,

Love the video!!! I hope Gina and Zoe are well--and Ralph, too.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh man, this is so great and funny!! Thanks so much for this!! I spilled my coffee on me cause I was laughing so hard. Hee, hee.. awesome! :o)

Robin said...

This rocked, Jarrett! My six-year old watched it with me and laughed hysterically at your dog. Now my son wants to know when you're going to write him another book. (He loves Monkey Boy.)

Keep 'em coming!

Meghan said...

This is hilarious! I wish I could have been in it. Sob. Maybe if there's a next time.

I needed the laugh.

Kathy Weller said...

That is just kind of... AWESOME! Great work!! (Where did you ever dig up that 80's chestnut?)

Nadine @ BDG said...

loved you at the scbwi conference--the video was brilliant.
Looking forward to lunch lady series. almost cant sleep at night.
best.

Ralph Masiello said...

Jarrett,
That Making of a Monkey Man video is THE most hysterical thing in relation to kids books I have ever seen. Love all the cameos.
Good to see another Worcester boy make good!
BTW: We met at your first Tatnuck Booksellers signing. I KNEW you were heading for the big time.
-Ralph Masiello

Z-Kids said...

Fantastic Jarrett! My wife thinks Tomie D is the cutest man in the world.
Z-Dad

Z-Kids said...

I love your movie! It is hilarious. It was cool to see people whose books I love.
- Gracie

Tom Barrett said...

Awesome video! Very funny!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Fun and oh so quirky share. Really looking forward to your new series to add to the collection.

ChatRabbit said...

Whoa- too freakin' funny! Where do you find the time to be a filmmaker, too?
I'm waiting for "Monkey Dad"!

Jay Asher said...

It's hard to tell in the video, but did you ever master the crane-kick? Either way, that was absolutely hilarious!

Great seeing you this weekend.

Lauren Castillo said...

AWESOME video, Jarrett! I'm sure you made quite the impressive keynote speech!

Christine said...

just saw this today - wonderful wonderful!

K. M. Walton said...

I was at SCBWI and your speech was very well done. And, I laughed so hard during your movie that tears came. Tears!

It was the absolute perfect way to start that day off. Thanks for being so dang funny.

Tracy said...

Watched your video and LOVED it! You are hilarious :) Thanks for making me laugh and sharing this! It was wonderful to see some favorites showing their goofy and fun sides. Great work...

MotherReader said...

Just had to stop by to say that the video was amazing. I put it on the new KidLitosphere Central site.

Anastasia Suen said...

Fabulous!

Vivian said...

Oh my. You've got the best of everything here. Fantastic video!

Brenda Ferber said...

Funniest thing ever!

mishka said...

Ok that was hilarious! And no you have no idea who I am. One of our fellow SCBWI-ers passed it along in one of the list-serves. Would you mind if I post it on Facebook? Cheers & thanks for the inspiration!
mishka

jjk said...

Hey all - I'm so happy to hear everyone got a kick out of it! To those who were in NY last weekend - it was great to see you / meet you. For everyone else - you missed a great time!