Det är en Bok! (It's a Book)
Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT’S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.
yeah, i said it, what??
this is a wonderful book, perfect for those of us who are confounded by the rise of the e-readers. did no one ever see maximum overdrive??
seriously, a book will never turn on you the way a machine will.
tom fuller read this book aloud to me the other day at work. he and i are on the same page as far as technology, and it was nice to have storytime again, and even nicer to have the theme of storytime be that the simplicity of a book, although it cannot tweet ...more
Do you know what else is portable? Do you know what else allows me to read anywhere at any given time? Do you know what else I can read on a beach or in any light? Do you know what else has crisp black and white contrast for easy reading? Do you know what else I can fit in my purse? Do you? Do you?
I'm not a technology curmudgeon (although my use of the word "curmudgeon" alone probably indicates that I'm well on my doddering way into geriatric-ville). There have been man ...more
Not a laptop, not a blog, just a book.”
After hearing so many awesome reviews about this book and after reading so many children’s books illustrated by Lane Smith, I just had to check out this book, “It’s a Book” and man, was it one children’s book that I thoroughly enjoyed!
The book starts off with a monkey reading a book when suddenly; a donkey comes by and asks the monkey what he has in his hands. The monkey tells the donkey that he is reading a book. But the donkey mistakes the book for a c ...more
This is a wonderfully funny children's book that's probably more for adults. The premise is simple, the monkey is reading a book and the donkey is so Gen Y and has never seen a book. He asks silly questions like "Where does ...more
Okay, guys and gals. IT'S A WORD. Much like all the other words out there in our wonderful, word filled world.
Funny little story here - there's a woman on facebook that hates me because of my "foul mouth". What's even mor ...more
Because it's a book!
Straight to the point, there is a Jackass and a monkey, one raised in our modern technological times with no concept of what a book is.
This is one of those hilarious children's books you pick up because you're waiting at the book store and are a little bit bored, when before you know it you've read the entire thing and are snorting to yourself like a lunatic. An overgrown one who clearly doesn't belong in the children's section but this is one of those ones that you're neve ...more
Well, I thought I’d love this, but it was just okay. Books! Books and animals!; this book should be exactly my cup of tea. Much to my surprise, I was disappointed in this book.
But, while I liked that the allure of books is shown and the last line is mildly amusing and books compared with computers is an interesting concept, most of this book was sort of blah for me.
I wasn’t enamored of the pictures and there is not much of a story, rather just a monkey telling a jack ...more
I mean, the illustrations are amazing (no, really, I’m kind of in love with them) and the concept is hysterical, but it doesn’t read like a children’s book.
As a book aimed at full-grown adults already longing for the nostalgia of the printed word on a paper page, who dread the Death Of The Physical Book and who are a eensy weensy bit nervous around ereaders, it works REALLY SUPER AMAZINGLY W ...more
The only thing I didn't really like is that at one point the monkey calls the donkey a jackass. While it fits, it's also a "potty word" for mos ...more
İnternet çağının çocuklarına esprili bir biçimde kitabın ne olduğunu anlatan bu kitabı önce siz büyükler okuyun, eğlenin, sonra da çevrenizdeki çocuklarla buluşturun. Çünkü bu bir kitap :)
Update: We ...more
Basically the donkey keeps annoying the monkey about the book. The illustrations are bright and colourful, eye catching (it's honestly what got me interested). The book is meant to be read ...more
Uno dei migliori libri per l'infanzia.
...e per i più piccini, in cartonato e formato ridotto, consiglio
E' un piccolo libro: stupendo!
What happens when a monkey* sits down with his copy of Treasure Island and a donkey** sits down with his laptop? Well, let's just say the book might not do as much, but it sure has a lot of staying power.
It's a Book has a great message. In snappy text and fun illustrations, it shows all the fun a book can be. And yet . . .
There is something very m ...more
No matter his reasons, in doing so Lane Smith has doomed this book. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, because the whole concept here is aimed far more at tweens than tiny tots anyway. Unfortunately most tweens don't head for the picture book section because they are too busy reading
Concept of the book in a nutshell...one character is very technology savvy and the other is very much into real books. The techno-savvy character doesn't seem to be ca ...more
However, just like many of my friends here on Goodreads, I am not sure the audience and I actually chose to put it as teens. And it isn't because the donkey is called a jackass, it is because the humor might go over the head of a younger child and explaining the humor would just take away from it.
He studied art in college at the encouragement of his high school art teacher, helping ...more