Thursday, March 22, 2012

[BOOK REVIEW] Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

Title:  Goodnight iPad

Author:  Ann Droyd

Genre: Parody / Humor / Animal

Year Published:  2011

Year Read:  2012

Publisher:  Blue Rider Press

Source:  Purchased

Content Rating:  Ages 6+ (Nothing Objectionable)

I never thought that I would see the day where there would actually be a parody book done on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book “Goodnight Moon.”  Here, Ann Droyd gives us a parody book of the classic children’s book called “Goodnight iPad” which is “Goodnight Moon” for the current generation and wow, this book is absolutely hilarious!

Set up like the plot in “Goodnight Moon,” the characters in this book is a family of rabbits who are constantly seen playing with all kinds of electronics in the current generation such as some of the rabbit kids are playing with an iPad, some are watching a huge LCD Wi-Fi HDTV and some of the rabbit kids have a BlackBerry that plays Eminem songs.  When it gets too noisy in the little rabbit house, the old rabbit woman has enough and…

Read this book to find out what happens next!

Never would I have read a parody book on a famous children’s classic that would be written so cleverly, that even the new generation will easily enjoy the simple storytelling of “Goodnight Moon!”  Ann Droyd has certainly done an excellent job at parodying the famous children’s classic by having the characters in this book use electronics that are popular with the current generation such as iPads, BlackBerry phones, Facebook, Netflix and Androids and creating a hilarious story about how having too much technology in the house can get irritating really fast.  I was practically laughing out loud when I kept hearing the names of the current electronics (iPad, BlackBerry, Android) being used in the context of a children’s bedtime story since it made the story sound so hilarious and creative at the same time.  Ann Droyd’s illustrations are just so hilarious and cute at the same time as the images are filled with yellow cartoony looking rabbits that are constantly being shown playing with whatever new electronic device they got such as images of the young rabbits looking at a LCD Wi-Fi HDTV.

Overall, “Goodnight iPad” is easily one of the best parodies of “Goodnight Moon” ever created and will definitely be a hit with children who grew up iPads, Androids, Facebook and all of that good technology in the current times!  I would recommend this book to children ages six and up since smaller children might not understand about the different types of electronics being used in this story.

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