Friday, February 24, 2012

Goodnight iPad, by Ann Droyd

Can I give this six stars? I'm partial to satire and parody, and this is terrific! "Goodnight iPad" follows the cadence, rhyme, and illustrated scene sequencing of the original "Goodnight Moon", by Margaret Wise Brown, closely. However, it makes serious fun of our growing addictions to bright, noisy, digital media, and the inherent adult frustration with digital media at bedtime. Look closely at the pictures for lots of fun, cultural references.  I wish I knew who really wrote this book - obviously not someone named "Ann Droyd"!  This book will hit a home run with parents of school-aged kids today. My kids, aged 5 and 11, thought it was hilarious! A tome for our time!

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