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It's a Book by Lane Smith
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Nov 11, 2010

really liked it
Read in November, 2010

It's a Book, by Lane Smith, is a cute spoof on today's technology. The story features a monkey, reading a book, while his techie friends, a mouse and a jackass, watch him puzzled - unfamiliar with what a print book is. The monkey starts getting frustrated by all the questions: "How do you scroll down"; "Can you text, tweet or wi-fi"; "How do you charge it up" etc, so the monkey hands over the book to the jackass, and the jackass starts shortening the story, Long John Silver, into text format. You can take a sneak peek at some of the book by checking out this video.

While, the book is very cute, it seems like it would be a bit over the head of some 4 years old children, and in some ways it reminded me of the Goodnight Bush: A Parody book spin off of Goodnight Moon, that I read a few year's back --very fun, but also over the head of some young children.

Nevertheless, It's a Book is a fun book, period appropriate, and the illustrations are just terrific.

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