Thursday, May 07, 2009

Elliot: Literary Star

Elliot's latest film, "The Voracious Reader," was featured on the Amazon book blog Omnivoracious earlier this week:
Between the bookshelf pan shot in the opening and the title, how could we resist posting this darling bit of baby exploitation? As they say, any way you establish a connection with books at a young age can lead to a lifetime of reading...



I'm nearly obsessive enough to keep pausing the video and link to all the books on their shelves (some nice ones on there!), but I'll just include one, in case...Dad...needs a replacement copy of that last victim: Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.


Way to identify the book that Elliot was reading/eating. (They also complimented my bookshelf — score!)

Apparently, Omnivoracious has more visitors than BuboBlog, because the view count on my YouTube page has exploded.

The clip also popped up on a French book site. Their commentary:
Combien de fois l'a-t-on entendu, en acquiesçant du chef, d'un air entendu et désolé. « Ah, les jeunes, y'a pus d'respect, et en pus, ils lisent pu... » Catastrophe.

D'un autre côté, la lecture, on l'a vu, peut être nocive si l'on jouer au rat de bibliothèque. D'ailleurs, ces dernières ont connu quelques problèmes avec leurs jeunes lecteurs, qui risquaient des maladies à force de trop dévorer les livres justement.

Celui, du jour, qu'a repéré Book Patrol, ne manque pas d'humour et s'avère plutôt rassurant : il avale littéralement tout ce qui lui passe par la main. Livres, journaux, magazines... Quel appétit... de culture! [See comments for shoddy translation.]


Now if only the French BuboBlog would post it!

UPDATE: Noticed it on a few more sites: Book Patrol (hope they didn't think it was really a BBC clip) and a
SpanishPortuguese site.

Can anyone translate?
Nunca é cedo demais para criar uma ligação com as letras. Esperemos é que, depois de crescido, este bebé deixe de devorar livros e afins de forma literal e o passe a fazer de forma figurada :)