Before we get to the video, I’ve got one thing to check off my list:
Over the course of writing 100 Scope Notes, I’ve alluded to the specifics of my job a number of times, but I’ve never provided a full explanation of my duties. So you won’t have to hear me repeat myself again, here’s the full story.

I’m the elementary library/media specialist of a school district with 4 elementary schools. I split time between each building, and they all have different age ranges. The schools are broken down like this:

K-2nd grade building

K-4th grade building

3rd and 4th grade building

5th and 6th grade building

Now that that’s out of the way, we can get back to business.

Every school I work at does an annual book fair fundraiser. One of my favorite parts about the Scholastic book fair is the “Author Video” that arrives beforehand. The idea is to hype up some of the books that will be available for purchase. While I’m dubious about the motives, I’ve gotta admit that the author/illustrator profiles they do are often great. My favorites are when they visit an illustrator’s studio and show him/her at work. With the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar upon us, Scholastic interviewed children’s lit legend Eric Carle. Well worth watching, especially to see how his distinctive artwork comes together. The gentle Muzak in the background will also likely put you in a mood to think happy thoughts. Click the image below or above to watch.