Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Snowman Workshop

Another successful snowman workshop was held yesterday in the Wakelin Room; stop by the children's room to see the results!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Creation Station at the WFL

Check out our new Creation Station!  After only 3 days, the creative kids of Wellesley have already filled nearly every inch of our paper!  Come on by, draw a picture, write a poem, and get creative!  Don't worry, we'll be putting on a fresh paper soon.

Friday, December 20, 2013

This just in: What Does the Fox Say...the book!

Look what arrived at the library today!  Find it in our catalog.

Ylvis' 'What Does the Fox Say?' Book Tops New York Times Children's Best Seller List


Ylvis may not have hit No. 1 in America with sleeper hit "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" but the Norwegian comedy duo has reached the top of a chart after all this year -- this time with its first book.

"What Does the Fox Say?," the children's book based off the duo's sleeper hit of a song, has debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times' Best Sellers List for Children's Books, it was confirmed today to Billboard. The Simon & Schuster-published book, which is in its sixth printing, includes the lyrics to "The Fox" along with illustrations from Norwegian artist Svein Nyuhus.

The No. 1 book, released Dec. 10 and featured in Billboard's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, is the latest coup for Ylvis, who placed "The Fox" at No. 6 in the U.S. on the Hot 100 after its late summer release. The original music video has been viewed nearly 300 million times on YouTube, reaching the 100 million mark just over a month after its release.

Thus far, the duo has been unable to reclaim the success of "The Fox" with a new single, though the brothers Ylvisaker aren't sweating it much. In an interview posted yesterday (Dec. 18) by The Hollywood Reporter, Bard Ylvisaker said that even if its future endeavors don't go over well in America, "we'll return to our office in Norway and still be happy. Everything's a bonus. And we won't be disappointed if we're kicked out of the country."