Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's a Book by Lane Smith

In this world of blogs, wi-fi, texting, Kindles, e-books, etc, etc, we sometimes forget the geography of a real book has lasted hundreds of years, and when you take a hammer to a book, unlike a kindle or computer, it won't break.

Lane Smith reminds us of the importance of simplicity in this short, clever book about, well, a book.

I guarantee some people will be horrified by the last line of this picture book for children, as it can be misconstrued as cursing, but you've gotta give Smith props for his cleverness and his ability to make you laugh out loud. I know the line cracked me up, and despite its crassness, has the perfect cadence. It's probably my favorite ending line of a book EVER.

Check out the trailer for It's a Book here:

It's a Book by Lane Smith
First Published: August 2010
Number of pages: 32
Genre: Picture book
Audience: Children or anyone with a technology addiction

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