Thursday, August 13, 2009


The Steel Pan Man of Harlem, Colin Bootman’s latest picture book is about to be out, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. He transported the pied piper to Harlem in a magical, captivating way. We just recently completed a trailer for the book, which you can see here and on YouTube.

The trailer has a couple of my favorite images from the book. First, this is a picture book unafraid to show some leg. First appearance of garters in a Carolrhoda picture book? I think so.


Then there’s this one below. I’ve never asked Colin, but this immediately struck me as an homage to The Godfather.



The Steel Pan Man of Harlem should be showing up in stores very soon.


Colorado Writer said...

Love the trailer, and my 4 year old did, too. He was dancing in my lap.

StoryHat said...

I wish there was a way to download the video of this trailer. Our school district blocks any YouTube content, but I want to use this with our elementary school Media Club as an example of an excellent book trailer. These students will be producing their own book trailers later this year using PhotoStory3 - as a way to recommend books to their peers.