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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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What a fun play on books vs technology. That someone could just enjoy a book with-out needing to blog, text, email, play music and all those other things that take our attention away. A book is simple you can add the images if it not a picture book and the sounds if necessary. There is even a fun play on the mouse. It does not need a password to use or even a screen name. It just needs you to read it which our friend the jackass does once monkey shows him the book and he does so for several hours. Even after all that he has to be reminded again that it's just a book.

Sometimes that is all you need is a book but even with this simple play there are many who benefit from reading on electronic devices or the audio that these devices supply.

The most important thing is whatever works to create readers is always a good thing!

Also loved the illustrations perfectly displayed the fun and the emotion of such a simple and enjoyable activity.

Sending this one on to my nieces and nephew so they can share with their classes!!
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  yvonne.sevignykaiser | Apr 2, 2016 |
Funny but not quite kid appropriate. ( )
  beanandboone | Mar 12, 2016 |
I love this book. I probably would read this to older students, at least seventh grade, since there is a swear word at the end. ( )
  the1jag | Feb 18, 2016 |
It's A Book is about two characters, a jackass and a monkey - one enjoying his computer, while the other is quietly reading a book. The book is clever in it's simplicity, both of illustrations and text. It juxtaposes the differences between a computer and a book, with simple questions and answers from the main characters. In the end, the jackass, who seems to be curious as to why the monkey would rather be reading a book than playing with a computer, takes the book from the monkey and spends hours reading it - finally experiencing the benefits of a book. ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Feb 12, 2016 |
The full picture book version of this is even better than the board book, which was also adorable.

Jackass: What do you have there?
Monkey: It's a book.
Jackass: How do you scroll down?

...and so on until Monkey lets Jackass read the book. I want to just type the whole thing out here, because it's so funny. But I won't. Because then you have to go read it. (And you should.) ( )
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 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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Two readers compare a print to digital media, and learn books are still valuable.

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