July 18, 2010

It's a book!

From MacmillanChildrens, a  chuckly little book video for Lane Smith's new picture book, "It's a book!" 

On the “Curious pages” blog which he writes with Bob Shea (“A site for all your reading disorders -- Here we celebrate the offbeat, the abstract, the unusual, the surreal, the macabre, the inappropriate, the subversive and the funky") Lane Smith has posted the story of how he came to write “It’s a book!”, how the little jackass started out a nerdy kid and so on.

If like me you were a teeny bit worried - despite the chuckles - that there might be some anti-technology instrumentalising going on in the background, you’ll be relieved to read Lane Smith's confession:

“I know eventually everything will be digital and kids won't even know from a regular old book book and that's fine. Truthfully? The reason I made the book? Certainly not to "throw down the gauntlet" as one critic has stated. Naw, I just thought digital vs. traditional made for a funny premise. No heavy message, I'm only in it for the laffs.”

Ditulis Oleh : tosca // 03:30


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