It’s A Book!

I love this cute little trailer for Lane Smith’s It’s A Book, a beautifully illustrated children’s title that aims to remind our little people that books work just fine the way they are, thank you very much. (Despite what Jeff Bezos might say.)

“Watch as a book-loving ape and a tech-savvy donkey exchange words…from bestselling author Lane Smith comes this adorable nod to traditional books.”

7 thoughts on “It’s A Book!

  1. Rod Griffiths says:

    Very lovely but what is it intended to show? Does it really mean to demonstrate just how limited books are? I immediately started wondering what package was used to make the cartoon, maybe there’s a book about it?

    • catherineryanhoward says:

      It’s not supposed to show anything, other than the existence of Smith’s book. But I love that someone is taking a moment to remind children of what books – REAL books, made from trees – are, lest they forget in this e-reader crazed world. And I don’t think they’re limited at all – they work just fine the way they are, and have done for hundreds of years. One of Jeff Bezos’ arguments about “books don’t work” was something along the lines of “they flip open at the wrong page.” ???!! What?! Give me a break!

    • catherineryanhoward says:

      Aw, that’s lovely! I love all the photos of his bookshelves. I hope bookshelves don’t become a thing of the past (although if they do, MY house will be so interesting!!).

      Thanks for sharing that Christy. Much appreciated.

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