Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation

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Penguin, Oct 27, 2011 - Humor - 33 pages
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In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight...

Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn't it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist just a few more scrolls and clicks, you may find yourself ready for bed while still clinging to your electronics long after dark. This book, which is made of paper, is a reminder for the child in all of us to power down at the end of the day. This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don't worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.


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this book is really funny. it is a good book for any ages. my friend read to a first grader and the first grader loved it. I think any one could read it and like it. It's a good book. The funniest part is when it says that they were turning out all the lights and it says "good night lights and gadgits that help guide our way to the bath room when we need to go pee pee at night". 

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In this high-tech age of iPads, iPods, iPhones, and iEverythings, is it any wonder there is now a book putting all these gadgets to bed?
In a parody of - what else? - Goodnight Moon, author Ann
Droyd first introduces all the electronic devices that are in use in one home. In light-hearted prose:
In the bright buzzing room
There was an iPad
And a kid playing Doom
And a screensaver of -
A bird launching over the moon
So much humming, so much buzzing, so much...NOISE! Poor old granny needs to get some sleep but with all the beeping, clicking, and clacking, how can she? "That's it!" she declares and sets about to shut down all the gadgets:
Goodnight remotes
And Netflix streams
Androids, apps,
And glowing screens
Goodnight iPad is a delightful, silly look at today's crazy world of electronics and how they have invaded our lives. While written as a children's book, it's really teens and adults who will appreciate this book the most. And the best part of this book? At the very end, two of the stars of the story cuddle in bed and use a flashlight to read...Goodnight Moon!
Quill says: Put down the iPad and read a book! If you feel anxiety while doing this, try reading Goodnight iPad first to help you transition to the land of books.
(Reviewed by Ellen Feld for Feathered Quill Book Reviews)

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Ann Droyd is the pseudonym for an IRA/CBC Children's Choice winner and ALA/Geisel Award honoree who has written and illustrated over twenty picture books for young readers. Droyd's work is known for its sense of narrative, humor, and visual playfulness. Ann Droyd, who studied graphic design at Parsons, lives in Massachusetts.

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