Friday, February 3, 2012

Goodnight Ipad - A Parody for the Next Generation

Title:  Goodnight iPad - A Parody for the Next Generation
Author:  Ann Droyd
Publication Information:  Blue Rider Press, Penguin Group Inc. 2011.

Book Source:  I read this book based on how much we loved the original and how much I can relate to being plugged in.

Favorite Quote:  "Goodnight gadgets everywhere."

Goodnight iPad is a parody of the beloved children's classic, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. The book tells the story of a tired mother who is made more tired by all the electronics buzzing and beeping and tapping around her. From the iPad to text messages, from Facebook to video games, from e-readers to viral videos, this book manages to hit the highlights of our technological world. The text is accompanied by vivid color illustrations.

 The book is dedication reads "and for everyone who is as hopelessly plugged in as I am." The author's pseudonym itself is a play on technology. The printing information is presented as a "license agreement." So, it's technically a children's book, but it has a lot of humorous appeal for adults.

This book is a gentle, light-hearted reminder to all of us to unplug. Maybe even to read this book. At least sometimes.  As the book back cover says, all our electronics will still be there waiting for us in the morning. Now, I think I will turn off my blog - made possible by all this technology - and go share this book with the technology buffs in my house. I think they will appreciate it as much as they did the original. We will spend our unplugged time talking about how plugged in we are!

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