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Books on Film: Oliver Jeffers on The Late Late Show

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This is my solemn vow:

If a maker of children’s books appears on television, I’ll be there.

So when I spotted this Oliver Jeffers post on Instagram . . .


. . . I got on the case of tracking down that video. I traveled all the way to Ireland¹ to get it. It’s great. And here it is:

Oliver Jeffers Late Late Show

This is not just a run of the mill late night TV chit-chat – no! Jeffers talks to Ryan Tubridy about grown-ups who love picture books, a failed colorblindness test, and the convergence of art and math. Jeffers also comes armed with a black marker and tells the story from his book The Incredible Book Eating Boy live, illustrations and all.

¹By Ireland, I mean a website from Ireland.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.