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Lead: 5 Excite: 18 Amaze: 4 Direct: 13
Gangsta Granny (0:39)
Gangsta Granny cover.jpg
Author: David Walliams


Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 978-0007371464
Date Published: November 2013
Elements: Animation (simple), Directive, Sound Effect

Cute children's book trailer. The animation and music/sound creates the setting. Pure character approach, no hint of plot line. It is difficult to do an effective 39 second trailer. This one does it admirably.

LEAD Analysis

Lead Grabs you right at the start with animation of a kid and granny thieves LEAD Timing Stopwatch.png
Excite [interest] Fun sound effects as they creep
Amaze [hook] Sneeze then alarms
Direct [directive] Show the book with the same characters as in the trailer

Trailer Arc

Character.jpg Directive.jpg

This trailer is a pure character approach. The plot is hinted at but really the focus is the main character with the cool name.

Publisher Intro

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...