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The Manic Panic

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Some grown-ups have so much screen time that they just can't cope when the wifi goes out. Luckily the grown-ups in Manic Panic live with a smart kid who loves to read and an adventurous grandma who knows how to have fun without the internet. Manic Panic is a wry look at the value of unplugged family time, even when someone is resistant to the real world. The illustrations ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Creston Books
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Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Jha, Richa The Manic Panic, illustrated by Mithila Ananth. PICTURE BOOK. Creston Books, 2018. $17. 9781939547439.

When the wifi goes down, a young girl has to drag herparents out of the house an show them that there is other life out there. Until, that is, she comes home and realizes that she can’t finish her book report without wifi!

I love that this comes straight from India – Indian author, Indian illustrator and Indian characters, originally published in India. The sentiment rings true anywher
Tonja Drecker
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fun, modern day flip-flop on the parent-kid relationship. . .and one that may be more true than most are willing to admit.

Most evenings, Dad is glued to his cell phone while Mom sits on the couch and pokes at her laptop. When the wifi goes out, Mom and Dad have no idea what to do. Luckily, this kid is ready and drags them out into the world to discover all sorts of marvelous things. The results are simply wonderful.

This is a book which pokes fun of parents, and one kids are sure to enjoy.
Priya  Garg
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
इस सपताह की किताब लेखिका Richa Jha दवारा लिखी हुए और Mithila Ananth दवारा चितरित कहानी ‘The Manic Panic’ थी।

मुखपृषट- कहानी के मुखपृषट से बात करें तो बहुत की समझदारी के साथ कहानी के नाम में आए दो 'I' पर इंटरनेट के को दरशाने वाले चिहनों का परयोग किया गया है। यदि धयान दिया जाए तो यही से कहानी की थीम की चरचा शुरू की जा सकती है। बचचों के पूछा जा सकता है कि कया आपने ऐसे चिहन देखे है? कहाँ देखे हैं? ये कया दरशाते है? ये परशन और चरचा कहानी के विषय तक पहुँचने और उससे जुड़ने में मदद करेंगे।

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May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
In a reversal of roles this perceptive picture book chronicles adults reliance on electronic devices. When the WiFi is down it is the parents who are sent into a panic and their book-loving child who is able to view the situation with a calm demeanor. May hit a little too close to home for some adults.
Mary Lee
The wifi is down and the parents are at a loss. Fortunately, the kid and the grandma know the importance of getting outside for fresh air and exercise. Kids don't want to hear this message addressed to them, but they'll think it's funny when the tables are turned and it's the parents who are whining. Told in second person with a fun twist at the end when the reader learns who the speaker is.
Patricia McLaughlin
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A well-told tale of role reversal, showing how small actors can make big impacts in a family’s dynamics. Clever illustrations dramatize the struggle to unplug from electronic devices and distractions.
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ha! I'm going to make DH read this to Madam and maybe my dear sweet potatoes will realize that there is more to life than staring at screens.
Lauren Amanda
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a pretty good book. I like how it centers around the idea of what fun things you can do when the wifi goes out
HaHaHa! Great twist on a story where the parents have a meltdown when the internet goes does. Their daughter shows them all the fun they can have without having to be plugged into the net.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one made me laugh. Great role-reversal story told in second-person. Loved the picture of boneless-dad and the bike.
Jennifer Brinkmeyer
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute twist with the kid teaching the parents how to live without wifi, just didn't have fun reading it.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Turning the tables, a little girl has to convince her parents that being without wi-fi isn't so bad.
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Richa Jha is an Indian author, blogger, publisher and picture book enthusiast. She is an independent creator of picture books in English under her PICKLE YOLK BOOKS imprint. Her website SNUGGLE WITH PICTURE BOOKS ( is the only online platform in India dedicated to picture books. It contains reviews of mostly Indian (but also international) picture books.

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