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.