Monday, May 9, 2011

Review #96: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon



We have a special review for you today!  The kids and I started working on this post 3 months ago.  Yes, three months!  After lots of fun planning and hard work, we are proud to present our first video review!  Below you'll find our retelling of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon...  with shadow puppets...  in 92 seconds!






Author/Illustrator: Grace Lin
Published, 2009: Little Brown
Like it?  Here it is
90-Second Newbery: brainchild of James Kennedy
Original Music: composed by Victor Lams
Want to know what went into making this video??? Visit: Fuzzy Pizza


20 comments:

Majeki said...

Hello! I enjoyed your movie.

Kimberly

Heidi Noel said...

Sad. I can't get it to work right now. But I will keep trying.

Z-Kids said...

Thanks for letting us know Heidi! I wonder if anyone else is having trouble viewing it too? This is our first video post, so we're just learning...

If you can't get it to work on our blog, see if you can watch it here: http://vimeo.com/23420335

And I'd be interested in knowing if anyone else can see it in one place, but not the other... or if it doesn't work for you in either...

Z-Dad

Tara Lazar said...

So incredibly awesome! WOW WOW WOW. Five thumbs up, and I don't even have five thumbs!

Apple-Pine said...

This is a super-duper cool movie of a review!

Deb said...

Oh my GOSH! So, so good you guys. Hats off and yay for youtube--encores on demand.

Deb said...

Er, I mean...YAY for Vimeo... :P

Jacelyn said...

This is AMAZING!! You guys rock my socks off. :)

Bethany said...

This is absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much for this great video post. The voices were hilarious and the puppets were very cool - nice job Isaac! You guys (and gals) never cease to amaze and inspire!

Heidi Noel said...

I could watch it on the other link. It was so great! Gracie did an excellent job as narrator and speeding up at the end was a great effect. I loved the puppets, Isaac. Lily made me laugh. Very well done.

Brimful Curiosities said...

So creative! How did the Fuzzy Pizza name originate? This book is on my summer reading list, but maybe my daughter would enjoy it as well. Do you think it would make a good read aloud for a six-year-old?

Z-Kids said...

We've been saving the name "Fuzzy Pizza" for some time - two or three years perhaps - and we didn't have have a good reason to use it until now. One day, one of the kids made note that the word "Pizza" had two z's in it just like our last name "Zenz." We were trying to think of another two-Z example, and "Fuzzy" came to mind. As soon as we said the combo "Fuzzy Pizza" aloud, we new we had a name for something... a band or a blog... anything. Video production seemed like a good excuse to finally pull the name out of waiting.

I think "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" would be completely appropriate and entertaining for a 6 year old. Elijah loved it, and he's 5. It's one of those books with wide-age-range appeal. Probably even veering toward the younger side compared to other Newbery offerings. Of course, Isaac loved it too, and he's 12. A great book for the WHOLE family.

Z-Dad

CherylinMA said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I wonder if you would ever do a tutorial on how to put something like this together???
Thanks for submitting to the carnival.

SpartanGirl said...

Wow. I in awe of your creativity. This is so cool. I'll have to show it to my kids in the morning - they'll love it!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Playing by the book said...

Tremendous! Hope lots of people see this through the upcoming carnival!

Julie P. said...

Unbelievable. I can see why it took you guys three months. What a beautiful video!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Kirsten Cappy said...

I laughed so hard tea came out my nose. You guys are BRILLIANT!

Gibson said...

I really liked the part with the lion and the dragon, and I especially liked how the mother was really funny. Good work! :)

Carmela Martino said...

What a terrific and fun summary! I love the part at the end where she says it's easier to get the answers from reading the book. "Trust me." :-)

Jen said...

This is absolutely charming!!! Thank you for sharing.