It's A Book

by Lane Smith
Illustrator Lane Smith

Roaring Brook Press | August 10, 2010 | Picture Books |

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Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT'S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 8.27 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: August 10, 2010

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596436069

ISBN - 13: 9781596436060

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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It's A Book

It's A Book

by Lane Smith
Illustrator Lane Smith

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 8.27 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: August 10, 2010

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596436069

ISBN - 13: 9781596436060

About the Book

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT'S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.

From the Publisher

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT'S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.

About the Author

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including It's a Book; John, Paul, George & Ben and Madam President. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor-winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane''s other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach. Lane also wrote and illustrated the retro, cult favorites, The Happy Hocky Family and The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country. Like the Hocky family, he and book designer Molly Leach live in a little town in the country.

Editorial Reviews

“I do love this book.” — The New Yorker magazine''s , Book Bench blog “Those of us for whom books are a faith in themselves — who find the notion that pixels, however ordered, could be any kind of substitute for the experience of reading in a chair with the strange thing spread open on our lap — will love this book. Though it will surely draw a laugh from kids, it will give even more pleasure to parents who have been trying to make loudly the point that Smith’s book makes softly: that the virtues of a book are independent of any bells, whistles or animation it might be made to contain.   . .  . For in trying to make the case for books to our kids, exactly the case we want to make is not that they can compete with the virtues of computer or screens, but that they do something else: that they allow for a soulfulness the screens, with their jumpy impersonality, cannot duplicate . . . The moral of Smith’s book is the right one: not that screens are bad and books are good, but that what books do depends on the totality of what they are — their turning pages, their sturdy self-sufficiency, above all the way they invite a child to withdraw from this world into a world alongside ours in an activity at once mentally strenuous and physically still.” — Adam Gopnick, in The New York Times Book Review “This tongue-in-cheek picture book about reading in the digital age features the best last line ever wr
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