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Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation (2011)

by Ann Droyd

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This is without a doubt one of the best "night time" books there is. The simplicity of the story is matched only by the tech that the story focuses on. Its a brilliant interweaving of nostalgia and modern themes. The story itself is deliberate and tells the tale of an era that will hopefully NEVER be considered bygone; quiet nights by the fire with one's tech. It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.

My only argument is this story is too short. However, that does little to take away from the actual story itself, so DON'T complain.

This is my sons all time favorite story in the evening, just before bed. He cries when its over and demands I read it again. I can't say I blame him. There is a timeless quality to the message. ( )
  pcadig1 | Feb 19, 2015 |
Great parody on the classic "Goodnight Moon." I have used this to help my son (age 6) that too much of a good thing, including technology, is not healthy. This book would be great in a Media Literacy course and could be used as a jumping off point for students to write their own parodies using classic Children's Literature. ( )
  lolhscybrarian | Nov 30, 2014 |
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  activelearning | Dec 19, 2013 |
Another classic novel that has a new take. It's great for the technology generation and really witty.
  Phay_Mahony | Nov 19, 2013 |
This hilarious, endearing picture-book parody is a must-read for all next-gen kids. ( )
  NeitherNora | Sep 7, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399158561, Hardcover)

In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight...

Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn't it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist just a few more scrolls and clicks, you may find yourself ready for bed while still clinging to your electronics long after dark. This book, which is made of paper, is a reminder for the child in all of us to power down at the end of the day. This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don't worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:48:52 -0400)

In the bright buzzing room, it is time to power down. Here is a modern bedtime story about bidding our gadgets goodnight. Don't worry, though. They'll be waiting for us, fully charged, in the morning.

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