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It's a Book by Lane Smith
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May 08, 2012

it was amazing

I absolutely LOVE this book despite its controversial content. When it first came out, I emailed Lane and told him that it would be a big hit (it is) and that it would be a banned book (it is). The main characters are a tech-savvy donkey and a book-loving ape. The donkey is baffled by the ape’s object (the book) and asks, “Does it tweet? Does it text? Does it wifi?” The ape always answers, “No, it’s a book.” Then the donkey grabs and the book and begins reading. He spends hours reading the book. When the ape asks for the book back, the donkey offers to charge it up. The ending is so funny but be forewarned, many find Lane Smith’s use of words (actually one word) off-putting and have asked the book to be removed from the children’s section. In fact, Barnes & Noble actually moved the book to the adult humor section because of the controversy. I let my 11 year old daughter read it and she GUFFAWED (as did I when I first read it). Be edgy. Walk the line. Be a renegade. Read It’s a Book! Then tweet it. LOL
Watch the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4BK_2...
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