Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's A Book by Lane Smith

If you believe that picture books only exist to educate or delight the very young -It's A Book by author/illustrator Lane Smith will definitely prove otherwise. It can be read by an adult in approximately 5 minutes but its serious/comic effect will linger throughout the day. Jackass and Monkey enter into a very curious book discussion. Young, hip and digitally savvy Jackass expects a book to scroll down, blog, require a mouse, text and tweet. He is mystified when Monkey explains that books don't possess those features or capabilities and becomes fascinated when Monkey demonstrates the simple joy of reading full text and turning pages. Jackass wants to try reading Monkey's book for himself so Monkey must now go off to the library to find a new book to read. Ever observant Mouse delivers the clever punch line.


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