You’re a Rude Pig, Bertie {book trailer}

This summer I got to work with the fantastic folks at NorthSouth Books to create a trailer for an upcoming release by Claudia Boldt, You’re a Rude Pig, Bertie!

Bertie is definitely a rude pig, but he’s also irresistible and will endear himself to you the second he reveals his true heart. And I adore Claudia Boldt’s work – a muted and restrained palette, unexpected shapes and proportions, and a charming cast of characters.

(I wrote a teensy bit about her previous book, Odd Dog, over at Design Mom, so what a thrill to create something for a creator you admire!)

Anyway. I love the result, and hope you love it, too!

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What do you think? Adorable, right? And super catchy. I guarantee that song will tag along with you the rest of the day – and you’re welcome!

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P.S. – I haven’t heard from the winners of the Sassy board books. Are you out there, Olivia De Hamilton and Sara Floyd? I’ll pick new winners on Friday if I don’t hear anything. Stay tuned!

22 Comments

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    :)))) fun..and nice

  • rnewman504
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Soooo adorable! :)

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Adorable, yes! The wiggly eyes are my favorite part. :-)

  • erin
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    I laughed out loud at hedgehog’s invitation! Very nice, Carter!

  • Suellen Franze
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Hi Carter, I cannot seem to see the trailer. I’ve clicked on the links to NorthSouth Books and Claudia Boldt. What should I do? Your technologically inept, tosaytheleast, cousin, Suellen

    Sent from my iPad

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlcXWpvEN6I

    Thanks, Suellen!

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Claudia Boldt isn’t the only clever one – way to go, Carter!

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Aww. HUG!

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Yes the video trailer is adorable Carter. You do amazing work and are so talented.

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Pat, thank you! That’s so lovely to hear.

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Great job on this trailer, Carter! I like the illustrations in this book.

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Loved it! Got to look for this to appear on the shelves…or online. Both Odd Dog and Bertie. Trailer was great!

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Nice work, Carter!!! Moving eyes = great! Oh, Bertie. You’re rude, but being able to change is a very admirable quality. (And it’s kind of a love story no less?!)

  • Posted September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    The swooning swine.

  • Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    That trailer was pretty cool! And that Bertie is a funny pig. I’ll be looking for this books. i think my kids will like him a lot!

  • Posted September 11, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Love Bertie! (Aside: Bertie Wooster – Hugh Laurie – swoon!)

    Catchy tune and this adorable trailer and leaves me wanting to know more. Fantabulous Carter!

  • Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Under Instruction and commented:
    Looking for ideas of what to get a small person for Christmas? This could be your answer!
    I was hugely entertained by this book trailer. Take a minute to have yourself a giggle.

  • Posted September 12, 2013 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I love the blog -/ did you consider making a Facebook page for it and use networked blogs so it posts to Facebook? I would comment often then! :-)

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Posted September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Jill! Sorry you were stuck in spam-land there for a while. And yes! I have thought about making a Facebook page! Thanks for that feedback – now I’m definitely more encouraged to!

  • Posted September 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    So great, Carter!!!

  • Posted September 15, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you!

  • Posted September 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Loved it, Carter! Great job :•)
    I look forward to reading the book.