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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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It's a book, jackass.

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  DanielleMD | Jun 20, 2015 |
The Monkey, the jackass and the mouse are the main characters of the book. The jackass is stuck in the technology world, and has a hard time understanding why the monkey is reading a book. It's a great book if the word jackass was not mentioned without kids reacting to it a negative way.
  ayala.yannet | Jun 7, 2015 |
This is a checky book about paper verses technology. The simplicity of the book is lost on Monkey's friends Jackass and Mouse. The characters come to find the simple joy of paper versus having high-tech devices.
  ThisIsNotSophie | Jun 3, 2015 |
Not quite the same as the video - if you liked that, read this, too. I think I appreciated the irony of the video more, though.... ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This is a checky book about paper verses technology. The simplicity of the book is lost on Monkey's friend Jackass and Mouse. It's a Book is a fun way to remind students of pre-technology/computers. Sharing this before a history lesson about the changing times would be fun. ( )
  mhilary | Mar 15, 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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