Thursday, July 26, 2012

Picture Book Parody



 
Maybe it is because I love Goodnight Moon.

Or maybe it is because on the Fourth of July I witnessed the majority of my family members barely noticing a stunning fireworks display over their heads because their eyes were fixed on their various electronic devices.  Is Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or whatever, really that important?

Whatever the reason, when I passed Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd, yes, Ann Droyd (even the name of the  'author' makes me laugh), I had to pick it up.  I was not disappointed.  It is a picture book parody based on encouraging people to unplug and give it a rest.  It makes reference to all of the modern day electronic preferences, including the "LOL" phrase, and has a grandmother bunny who has had just enough.  My favorite page in the book is grandma taking away the iPad and the little bunny screaming, "Nooooooooooooooooooooo." 

The book was published by Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and it retails for just under $15.00.  If you happen across it, I would encourage you to give it a read.  It would also be a great gift idea for most any occasion.  My kids pretend not to like it (because the concept of unplugging is too awful to consider), but I have noticed that when it's time for bedtime stories, both my youngest teen and my toddler have chosen this book more than once.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars for light entertainment and a fun read.

8 comments:

  1. My son and I read that in the bookstore. That was cute. I enjoyed it more than he did ;-)

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  2. That is hilarious! We've managed to keep "screen time" down to a minimum with our kids, but they are still junkies about it. But we had a week or so without TV or internet when we moved in, and I have to say, for the first few days we felt disconnected from the outside world. But once that passed, it was nice to be off-grid!

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  3. I think it's brilliant! We unplugged for the first few days when we arrived in Florida and I must say, it was fantastic! Happy Thursday.

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  4. ha! looks funny. my son is still little and we have managed to keep him away from the screens, but I know it is coming soon.

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  5. Oh I have seen this before. It's adorable but my husband and I were talking about how our kids are way too dependent on technology. I think it's time to go off the grid a bit.

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  6. I really like the idea of that! It drives me crazy when people just turn from the middle of your conversation to mess on their phones. It is the rudest of rude!

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  7. This sounds like a hoot--I've seen it don't with some other fav childrens books too--sometimes their NOT very kid friendly though--just sayin'...I'll stick with the classics for my kids LOL

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  8. That sounds hilarious! I love Goodnight Moon as well!

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