Online summary: "Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages."
It's a mouse.And in big, bold letters:
It's a jackass.
It's a monkey.
It's a BookMouse and Monkey keep telling Jackass, "It's a book." But he simply doesn't get it. He can only relate to his laptop. Click to enlarge the illustrated pages above to see for yourself. The following pages say:
And the final page has Mouse saying (SPOILER alert):
Mouse (on Monkey's head): You don't have to..."
"It's a book, Jackass."When I checked this book out yesterday, the librarian said this book was a hot item last year. I have a grown-up friend who wants to buy herself a copy of it. It's such fun! It reminds me of the video of the first recorded IT specialist at work that I posted a couple of weeks ago. Before I go read it through again, I'll tell you I rated the book 10 of 10.
Added at 9:45 a.m. ~ My friend Donna found this video book trailer online, and it does NOT say that last word! It's only a minute long, so go ahead — watch it.