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Put Away Your Phone!

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Emma is a little girl who notices that grown-ups are always talking into, looking at or fiddling with their smartphones.

One day at the zoo, Emma decides to count how many people are on their phone. Follow Emma as she counts her way through the zoo.

Help Emma shout PUT AWAY YOUR PHONE! to all the grown-ups she sees.
Kindle Edition, 1, 36 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by ingram spark
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Chris The Story Reading Ape
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Love, love, love this book, it's great illustrations (look at Emma's and the animal expressions especially), the storyline, character and most of all - THE MESSAGE!

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Mrs Mommy Booknerd
This story is told through the eyes of a child as she sees that smartphones are taking over her fun day at the zoo. Everywhere you look somebody is on one. This causes her to become very upset, but then something happens that makes her see and understand the need and use for smartphones. This story brings to light the need to find a balance with phone use. It is a nice reminder and warning to parents of how children feel about smartphones.
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Katie B
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma is frustrated because she thinks her parents use their smartphones too much. On a trip to the zoo she notices that all of the grown-ups are on their phones. However, soon Emma realizes that a phone can be very useful when you are in a bad situation.

A good lesson for adults just as much as children. Pay attention to your kids because your time with them is precious!

I received a free copy of this book and that is my honest review.
O. D. Book Reviews
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Description: This book is about a young girl named Emma who is frustrated that adults spend way too much time looking at their smart phones. Her family goes to the zoo and her frustration grows making her distracted until she ends up getting lost. She gets an employee to use their phone to help her find her parents, in the process realizing the positive safety potential of phones. In the end she signs a treaty with her parents getting them to agree to give her the attention she deserves, and in ...more
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bravo! It is wonderful to read a book that relays a message which so many people want to scream and shout about. These days, it is impossible to walk down the street safely any more without worrying that somebody who is looking at their phone might walk into you, ride their bike into you or even hit you with their car because of their smartphone! Tracy Bryan’s imagination in using a child’s frustrations to vent to the world is a genius method of getting that message across. Smartphones seem to h ...more
Sandra Lopez
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This seemed like an interesting and certainly relatable story. Everywhere you go, people are glued to their phones. And why? What’s so important that you need to be on your phone 24/7? It just makes me want to hate cell phones. Sometimes I feel like shouting, “Put Away Your Phone!”

And that’s what Emma does in this story. On a trip to the zoo, she decides to count the number of people who were on their phone. As the number increases, her saying of “Put Away Your Phone!” gets louder and more notic
Laura Jensen-Kimball
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Caroline Barrow
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's a cute book with a very good message that should hit home with everyone who has a phone. We are all on our devices way too much, there is no time left for the important things, family, friends, time away. We need to get off our devices and take time to enjoy life.

The art work goes with the story so well, kudos to the artist. I would love to see more of his artistry. Good job to both the author and artist.
Kate Puleo Unger
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
ages 5-8

This book is a good reminder for all of us who spend too much time doing things on our cell phones and not enough time paying attention to our children. Emma gets frustrated by all of the grown ups using their phones when it's not necessary. She just wants to shout, and she finally does. But in the end, a cell phone does help her in an emergency.
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Tracy Bryan is an award winning self-published author for kids aged 4-12. She writes whimsical non-fiction picture books about emotions, coping skills, mental health and mindfulness.

Tracy also likes to tackle social issues and speak directly to her readers about important topics that affect everyone. Tracy hopes to educate, inspire and empower kids and their families with her books.

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