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It's A Book by Lane Smith

It's A Book (2010)

by Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Very disappointed with the crude humor (for a children's book) in an otherwise fun read. The creative use of post-it notes saved the day. ( )
  CommunityLibrarian | Nov 26, 2015 |
In my opinion this is an important book because it teaches kids the importance of a story and why they are so significant in our every day lives and learning experiences.
  ninaberger | Nov 11, 2015 |
22 months - cute illustrations but the text is adult in content. The lingo is way over the head of any little kid. My daughter thinks the characters are cute and she loves books so she loves seeing characters reading but I know she isn't getting anything from the story. So skip reading it to the kids but many an adult could give it a read for the reminder that a good book is an adventure and a joy. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
a penguin is reading a book when the donkey comes along. in this day and age, many people (or animals) don't read physical books and therefore he didn't know what it was!
  taylortrost | Oct 20, 2015 |
The jackass takes a seat across from the monkey with his lap top in his hand. The jackass begins to ask monkey questions about the book that aren’t relevant to a book. Being curious about the book monkey is reading, jackass begins to analyze it and asks more questions that don’t pertain. Monkey builds frustration with jackass, and inappropriate adult humor is incorporated at the end.
The illustrations are simple and basic which make the story pleasurable. The illustrated attitude on Monkeys face make you feel the emotions he had been. ( )
  AMuller96 | Oct 17, 2015 |
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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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A tech-savvy jackass and a bookish monkey become engaged in a dialogue over what, exactly, the monkey has-- "It's a book." The jackass asks a long list of questions about the book's potential for technological capabilities, to which the monkey keeps replying "It's a book." Slowly, the jackass becomes swayed by the power of the simple book and the pleasure of reading.
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Two readers compare a print to digital media, and learn books are still valuable.

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