As a new mom I knew there were many books out there to read to children. I’ve been so grateful for all the books I received at my baby shower and from members of my church when they visited soon after I returned home with William from the hospital. One book a fellow church member, Sue, gave me had me literally laughing out loud just at the front cover, Goodnight iPad.
The book is a parody according to the covers, the first and only one I’ve seen for children so far. I love the concept of a parody so I was already impressed just with the idea.
Sue had given me the book as she often saw me using my phone in church to snap photos for the members or to post on Facebook or my blog. She correctly guessed I’m a high tech person at home, though ironically I don’t have an iPad.
I love how the crisp white colors with black writing, a simple design calling to mind Apple’s package design, is juxtaposed with busy photos of people using technology and not interacting with each other.
The book references cats of which there are many videos online.
Even this simple drawing shows just how noisy technology has made our daily lives.
In the book parodied, Good Night Moon, the woman who whispered hush seemed a little disturbing to me as a child, perhaps it was the bowl of mush in the room with her. This woman is more reactive and takes a more modern realistic solution both I her words…
and in her reactions to take the devices away…
and then it goes over the top with her just throwing them out. While I hope this doesn’t scare kids, a parent can explain its a joking message.
This book had me cracking up so much. I when kids and movies have injokes for parents and this just takes it to the next level. I’ve read this to William and I predict when he’s old enough to understand some of the words, this will be one of his favorites.
Rating – five baby booties out of five