Experiment in Modern Technology…

One of the great things about working in elementary education is that I have an excuse to read children’s books.  There are a lot of great children’s books out there that have more than one layer to them, so both children and adults can appreciate them.  Some have wonderful humor, others have deeper messages that kids might not fully grasp but their parents may find very moving.  Some are just plain adorable.

Neil Gaiman is an author I really enjoy reading, and while he is probably best known for his fiction for adults, he has also written a few children’s books as well.  Sometimes they can be a little quirky (anybody see the film adaptation of Coraline?), but they’re always very original, and I’m a big fan.

Someone showed me a YouTube video a few years ago of one of Gaiman’s books, Instructions, being read aloud by the author.  It’s supposed to be a kind of guide for any traveler trapped in the land of faerie.  I’ve always thought it was really cool, so I’m going to try a little experiment with WordPress and modern technology and see if I can post that video here.  Yikes.  Me and modern technology.  I can feel my blood pressure rising on the spot.  Fingers crossed…

All right, time to publish this sucker and see if it works…