An ASL (a mixture of free and literal) translation of a children book, "There's a Nightmare in My Closet" by Mercer Mayer.
This clip is posted with crossed-hands-over-heart "uncle-ly" thoughts to my nephew, Jason Katz, and niece, Breeann Katz. They were in my thoughts as I signed 23 children books into ASL in 1994 and 1995. It was with pride and joy that I gave them hand-crafted 23 tapes of children books in ASL. Now, they have grown, soon out of their father's nest, and I wish them all the best after graduation. I look forward standing by them as they proceed in the next many stages of life.
The first set in 1994, I signed only in one version, a mixture of free and literal translation. The second set, I did 12 books in three versions (word, literal, and free translation). That is why the video clips in this website have a various number of versions from one to four. In 2004, I re-signed Where the Wild Things Are in four version (the first of "1001" books here). When I have more time (probably in the summer), I will begin signing more books, hopefully in 4 versions, and post them.
Enjoy the boy's nightmarish descent into his closet clip here . . .