Monday

It's a Book by Lane Smith

It's a Book is quite a treat for those of us who fondly remember a time before e-readers, computers, iPods and WiFi.

For some reason, I found this picture book so funny. I could not help but feel for the poor monkey who is just reading a book when his tech-savvy friend donkey asks him what it is. Donkey quizzes him on what the sole purpose of the book is and monkey patiently answers all his questions. A unique and quite funny conversation takes place.

I'm not 100% sure what audience this book is catering to. As an adult I thoroughly enjoyed it - to the point where I shared it with everyone who walked in the house over the weekend. But I'm not sure it is geared for young children. It is a picture book so words are scarce and there is a word towards the end that although I personally don't consider it (jackass) a bad word, I could see where many would object to its use in a children's book. Not to mention I would then have to explain what it means since its not a word my 3 and 4 year old's use. But for more mature children, I would say 6 and up, I think can definitely enjoy it. Plus, the word jackass can be found in the dictionary as a description for a donkey, so technically it's an animal, not a bad word.

This is a must read for book lovers, book readers and just anyone who needs a little lesson in what a book is and what a book is not. I personally loved it!

This book was provided for review by Zeitghost Media.

To learn more about author/illustrator Lane Smith, check out his website here.

4 comments:

Mary said...

I love the video :-) I tweeted a link to your blog.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo I must get my hands on this. I'm curious about your thoughts on it's targeted audience.

Veens said...

aww! I LOVE this one! Now, how will I ever get my hands on this!

Emidy said...

Aw, what a cute book! I totally love the concept, and it's so relevant. I'd love to read this!

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