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It's A Book (2010)

by Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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A monkey must keep stating to his donkey friend that the thing he's reading is simply a book. It cannot blog, you don't scroll down, it doesn't play music, you don't tweet from it -- it's just a book. Eventually, the donkey takes it and starts reading, but never gives it back. The monkey heads off to the library, and his friend offers to charge it. Which, of course, he doesn't need to.
  ZajiCox | Jun 10, 2017 |
An important message is well delivered in a contemporary and simplistic yet funny way to the reader. ( )
  AngelaKastrava | Apr 27, 2017 |
This book was so cute. It was about a monkey reading book and a Jackass asking over and over again what it is and what it can do. I think this book kind of makes fun of our dependency on technology and how books are still important but often forgotten about since people are looking for things to be faster and more instant. In the end the monkey lets the Jackass read the book and he never gets it back since the Jackass keeps reading. Overall funny, and cute little book about a book. ( )
  rachlara | Mar 5, 2017 |
It's a book is about a monkey that is sitting in a chair reading a book. Jackass comes along and asks him a ton of questions, like, an you blog? Can you Tweet ? and so forth. Monkey is a little irritated and wants to be left alone so he can read his book. Jackass finally takes the book and starts reading it and refuses to give it back to Monkey. Monkey decides to go back to the library and get another one ( )
  sabrenarose | Oct 19, 2016 |
This is a very funny book. It opens up the eyes of readers to see how people these days have turned away from book and become so attached to technology. The design is very modern and creative.
  katiegotur | Aug 4, 2016 |
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Jag misstänker att ”Det är en bok!” är för statisk och händelselös för att tilltala barn. Den passar bättre som gåbortspresent från en bokälskande kulturtant till en annan.
 
”Det är en bok” beskrivs av förlaget som ”raka motsatsen till Ipad” och Lane Smith tycks mycket riktigt ha tröttnat på allt vad digitaliseringsprocesser heter.
 
Donkey's gradual capitulation to the power of a real book is marked by both the hands of the clock (in a droll double-page time-lapse sequence) and the angles of his ears. But it's a mouse's final insouciant line that garners the biggest laugh.
 

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Understanding the importance of a paper book
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Two readers compare a print to digital media, and learn books are still valuable.

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