I know that this was supposed to be a humorous book, and maybe it was my mood, but at best I was only very mildly amused. It actually makes me love even more. It is an absolutely adorable and clever book however it is not really one I would read to a pre-k child or even early elementary - like at first I thought it would be. It stresses, sometimes too much, that mental illness is nobody's fault, so there's nobody to blame when someone ends up in the hospital. But, while I liked that the allure of books is shown and the last line is mildly amusing and books compared with computers is an interesting concept, most of this book was sort of blah for me.
This entire book is very humorous. But after I took the plunge I realised that you can have both. It turned out to be one those overly romantic books…like a soap opera or something. Straight to the point, there is a Jackass and a monkey, one raised in our modern technological times with no concept of what a book is. Roberta, actually, what has surprised me so far is how little publicity this has received. And glue them in place! A book that you owned and loved would probably be the most fun, I think. And I expect plenty of the same looks my sons gave me and plenty of laughter too.
When I walk through the streets with my Anne Rice purse, the world will take notice! Comments were added to the original manuscript by the Goldman family, Fenjves, and journalist. It's a cute book, and I enjoy Lane Smith's illustrations, but I cannot imagine reading this to a group of children. While kids today slip from electronic readers to paper books and back again like svelte otters, it is the grown-ups around them that are heard cooing and purring every time a shiny new electronic toy hits the market. They also sell pre-made purse straps at places like JoAnns and Michaels, but they can be a bit pricey. Bookshops were divided about stocking the title in their stores. It is ideal for this mashup of technology and books.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing, because the whole concept here is aimed far more at tweens than tiny tots anyway. It's a cute book, and I enjoy Lane Smith's illustrations, but I cannot imagine reading this to a group of children. There is something very meta about discussing the merits of a book in a book format. Do you know what else has crisp black and white contrast for easy reading? So I think this is why my friends gave it to me and it made them think of me. These are readers leaving these reviews on here! This could be image clippings, stickers, fabric, etc.
It's a Book has a great message. I especially love the pun at the end! Despite his many talents, Jim had no memory for details like this. I do want to tell you that you will have to pick this book up, sooner or later, you will cry, and you will be pulled in by the collar and forced to watch this gorgeous girl — Suzy Q — learn about jelly-fish, and make new friends. I would suggest this book to anyone! With lots of repetition and adorable illustrations, I think this would be great for toddlers. Millions of dollars for, like, 'Oh, I'm sorry' money.
Advertisement For in trying to make the case for books to our kids, exactly the case we want to make is not that they can compete with the virtues of computer or screens, but that they do something else: that they allow for a soulfulness the screens, with their jumpy impersonality, cannot duplicate — any more than the movies can duplicate the intimate intensity of theater, or than the computer can reproduce the shared-hearth-in-living-room experience of television that we now, ironically, recall nostalgically. It didn't simply just happen, so before I carry on, I have to thank. I guess I can respect it as a choice in the name of Art and Literature, and I suppose that is where all the amazing reviews are coming from — Horn Book, Kirkus, The New Yorker, and so on. And each time the answer from his friend is no. Monkey is reading a book, but his friend wants to know what the book can do. Not because I'm such a tightass, but because he does not grasp social mores at all, except in his frat book sense of humor.
Simple words and pictures help bring the story to life. This time I think he was more successful with regards to age appropriateness and appealing to his targeted age group. Nearly twelve years later, Fox announced that it would air a special entitled O. My view, though, is that decisions re: content should be based on the work as a whole. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened.
The amusing exchange that carries the book involves the monkey attempting to explain to the jackass that his book does not require scrolling down, blogging, a mouse, and that there is no limit on the number of characters that may be used to tell the tale. Archived from on September 30, 2007. Do you know what else I can read on a beach or in any light? The home is more of an individual matter. Tanita, glad to alert you. The name of one of the characters and the punch line to the entire book, could not be said in an elementary school, or library setting, by a responsible adult.