In less than 100 words, illustrator Lane Smith sends a message to children – and adults – who have forgotten the joy of reading a real – not electronic – book.
With only three characters – a mouse, a monkey, and a digitally savvy donkey, who doesn’t know what to do with a real book – this picture book is clear, concise, meaningful – repeating the words in the title – It’s A Book.
I could tell you where to find the video version of the book on YouTube, but then you’d miss the fun of reading it; besides, the video version deletes the controversial last word that Smith uses to end the book.
Get it from the library, or find a copy at the local bookstore – and give yourself a treat. I’m still smiling…
Well now I’m intrigued – will have to go see if my library has it!
It’s worth finding.