Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Trailer Premiere: The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler and Zack Giallongo

Hello! My name is Ian Lendler. I wrote a graphic novel for children called Macbeth which First Second will publish on Sep. 30. However, my agent informed me that someone else came up with that title first. So I decided to give this “Shakespeare” fellow a co-writing credit. I did write this book trailer myself, but my co-writer (and illustrator) insisted on making special guest appearances. I hope they don’t lower the tone too much. Enjoy!

I would like to translate Ian's sentiments for our audience: Arf arf baaa, moo moo-OOOH. Woof bark, baa baa-ba-baa moo. Neeiiighh, arf woof baa, bleat bleat, owooooooo! Grunt grunt squeak tweet tweet roar. Hee-haw! -Zack Giallongo

 The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler; illustrated by Zack Giallongo | First Second Books
I predict The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth will be very, very popular in my school library. I'm going to add it to the library catalog when I get to school in the morning. I'll email my fourth and fifth graders a synopsis of the book and give them an opportunity to place it on hold before it is released on September 30. 

Do you have the perfect reader in mind? Are you going to play the book trailer for your students and friends? Will you borrow a copy from your favorite library or buy one from your local independent bookshop? I hope so! 

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