Rating: (1-5. 5 is a starred review) 4
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? This is a hilarious book that points out just how ridiculous our society has become in the information age. The cast of characters is introduced on the first page, a mouse, a jackass, and a monkey. When the jackass asks the monkey what he has in his hands, the hilarity begins with the jackass asking if he needs a password to use it. It follows with and any other computer term you can think of. The jackass has no idea of what a book is, but by the end of the book, he is hooked on reading a book. The final page completes the tongue in cheek humor when he says he’ll charge it up when he’s done, and the mouse, in very tiny letters says, “It’s a book, jackass.”
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about the book.
To Whom Would You Recommend this book? Children ages, 5-7 will like the humor. Parents will also like the humor. Younger children might not realize that it’s not appropriate to call a person a jackass, however.
Who should buy this book? Libraries with children’s rooms.
Where would you shelve it ? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.
Date of review: Feb. 4, 2017