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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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In our day and age, kids are more familiar with electronics than with books. This is a practical story about a BOOK.
  amkestek | Aug 13, 2015 |
This picture book makes fun of the modern lack of familiarity with actual, physical books. In this simply illustrated story, a jackass encounters a monkey who is doing something unheard of. The monkey tries repeatedly to explain that the strange object he holds is a book. The jackass has a hard time understanding. "Can you blog with it?" he asks. "No," the monkey says. "It's a book." That line, "It's a book," is a constant refrain throughout the book, emphasizing the simplicity of what the monkey is trying to communicate. The jackass finally gives the book a try, and once he figures out how to use it, refuses to surrender it. The monkey finally gives up and goes to the library.
  lbarnard2015 | Aug 1, 2015 |
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 |
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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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