I didn’t realize when I watched the Oscars the other night, that the winner of the award for Short Animation was from the hand of the fantastic children’s writer and illustrator William Joyce. He is the marvelous inventor of A Day With Wilbur Robinson about a boy’s very eccentric family, and the search for his grandfather’s false teeth. It’s one of my favorite contemporary children’s books. Someone posted a link, and much to my wonder and joy–the winning short, The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore is available for viewing for a very limited time–how long, I don’t know, but if you want to experience the though animation, what we as book lovers feel daily, go to this link. It truly is magical.
PS–I’m probably stating the obvious, but Mr. Lessmore is a dead ringer for Buster Keaton.