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ALthough I am not a parent, I am a lover of children's literature. In a world of techno gadgets (laptops, mp3s, twitter), it has finally come to this; this summer someone published a book for children explaining what a book is. The title: It's a Book. The author: Lane Smith.
A book does not have wi-fi, a a mouse or volume control. It does not blog, charge, scroll or have a password. It contains (preloaded) pictures and full words/sentences that tell story. I am torn between how to feel about this book about a book and what it can (or cannot) do.
On the one hand, I found it to be an endearing book with simple text and a nice break from plots that are repeated too often (classics, fairy tales, etc) and those dry informational books (DK books, encyclopedias). On the other hand, I find it somewhat disturbing that the author thought that there were some many multimedia devices out there that books may go the way of the dinosaur.
What do you think of this book? You don't have to borrow it from the library or visit a bookstore. See the abbreviated video (a video about a book on non-electronic books): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4BK_2VULCU and comment below.
For those of you who do read it, isn't the ending great?