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Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next…

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

by Ann Droyd

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You could be reading, I dunno, The Velveteen Rabbit with your kid, remember that. This is one of those objects George Monbiot says "seem amusing on the first day of Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they’re in landfill," intended for "thirty seconds of dubious entertainment, or a hedonic stimulus that lasts no longer than a nicotine hit." ( )
2 vote MeditationesMartini | Jan 11, 2017 |
This was a cute parody of the classic Goodnight Moon about technology. Even the author's name is a parody. I read the book in Barnes and Noble as I was browsing. ( )
  thornton37814 | Aug 12, 2016 |
Read in two minutes while standing around doing nothing at the school book fair at Barnes & Noble. Cute and fun. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
I thought this was a great book to teach students about how far technology has came and what the world used to be like before electronics took over. As a lesson, I would read the original book Goodnight Moon, then I would read this book. I would have the students compare and contrast both of the books. With a third grade class, you could use this book to teach about parodies and what a parody is. There are many lessons you could use with this book, maybe even have your kids go one week without using any electronics in the classroom.
  AnnaTaylor | Feb 9, 2016 |
This book would good for younger kids because you could do a lesson of comparing and contrasting of how the original story was and how this one is. This book would also be good for a lesson about what it means for something to be a parody.
  whitneyosborne | Feb 1, 2016 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:47 -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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