Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sneak Peak at Joey Fly!

I've been a little MIA this week. Thing 2 and I are both sick. The virus is definitely affecting my brains so forgive me if I am a bit incoherent.

Thing 1 managed to get a new blog post up though. She's so cute when she dictates. She says, "One time Junie B said... uh... Mommy, don't write the uh. I was just thinking."

Anyway, stay tuned. Tomorrow is the 19th stop on the Joey Fly, Private Eye blog tour. I'll be talking to Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman about their first graphic novel. Since I already gave Aaron a shout out for his charming picture book, Chicks and Salsa, I feel it is only fair to give Neil one too! Neil wrote and illustrated Do Not Build a Frankenstein, a funny and clever book with fabulous art.

From Publishers Weekly:
There's a new kid in town, and he's a walking cautionary tale. As his peers listen raptly, he launches into a series of flashbacks, all designed to reinforce the lesson of the title. Sure, he says, a monster of one's own is fun at first (it turns out monsters are not averse to wearing drag when playing dress-up), but pretty soon the monster's enormous strength and relentless energy make it clear that emulating Victor Frankenstein is never a good idea (“He'll chase away your friends... and your pets... and he'll break all your toys”).

Okay, before I go back to bed, here is the trailer for Joey Fly, Private Eye! This sets the bar for book trailers! I am saving up to hire whoever made it. It is all kinds of awesome!

8 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Love that trailer! They may have to to do the animated version of the graphic novel, it's so cool.
I am sorry you are so sick and amazed that you got up to post not only for yourself but for your cute-as-a-button Thing 1. Get better soon.

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks, Tricia, you are so sweet. Jordan was feeling very jealous of all the attention her brother was getting so I had to do something special with her.

Shelli said...

cute

Lisa and Laura said...

I'm obsessed with that trailer. I want one!!!!

P.S.
I'm willing to pay extra for the rave reviews.

hytime said...

Just watched Jay Lenoi.
Enjoyed your blog far more.
Uh, don't write the "uh".
Love,
Pa

Kim said...

Can't wait to hear what they have to say tomorrow. That trailer rocks!

Hope you and mini-author are better soon!

Aaron Reynolds said...

Hey peeps!

Thanks for the props on the trailer. It was very fun to work on, and Neil and I pulled all kinds of friend favors out for this one (luckily Neil is friends with an animator...would that we all were so lucky!).

Anyway, thanks to the Things for letting us hang out here for a couple days. We'll be on deck through the weekend to comment, answer questions, and generally gab! Looking forward to it!

Rebecca said...

That trailer is way cool!