Look at this Book! Goodnight iPad

* Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique “recipe for fun” this week over on our Book Cook page…

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Today’s great bookGoodnight iPad:  A Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd (2011, Penguin Group).

Time to Read: short and funny and true

Summary:  from the back cover, “In the bright buzzing room…it is time to power down.  For parents and children alike, here is a modern bedtime story about bidding our gadgets goodnight.  Don’t worry, though.  They’ll be waiting for us, fully charged, in the morning.”

Best Quote:  “Goodnight remotes and Netflix streams, Androids, apps, and glowing screens.  Goodnight plugs and power lights that guide us to pee in the darkness of night.”

Our View:  What a funny parody of the classic children’s work, Goodnight Moon.  My oldest gave this one to me for my birthday last week and we have enjoyed reading it every night since!  I think my favorite thing about this book is how well it captures life a decade into the 21st century.  Who knows what future technological invention is poised on the horizon, so this book will be a treasure to me another 20 years from now when I read it to my grandchildren and reminisce about the birth of apps and streaming movies and nooks and e-books and LOL and MP3 and HDTV and 3-D glasses and viral clips and tweets and texts.  The illustrations are pitch perfect and the rhymes are smooth as butter.  One great book for dads everywhere!

Remember to visit our Book Cook page for the recipe – “Goodnight My Sweet” – created by the kids to accompany this particular book.