Children's Literature - Kristin HarrisThis is a great book for any novice or even intermediate Internet user who wants simple and direct explanations about how things work, and numerous suggestions of where to go surfing. A clear and concise introduction about getting online, the World Wide Web, and appropriate Internet hardware and software brings readers up to speed as they proceed into the numerous Internet activities and adventures. Searching, an important component of a successful Internet experience, is explained with text and illustrations. An address is included for finding an e-pal, as well as safety cautions regarding information given out to strangers. Helpful hints on downloading software and installing plug-ins are included. Some of the "to-do" list is geared toward kids, specifically the Homework Help site, but even the information about how to play chess online and online car racing will appeal to a broader age group.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8These series entries will fly off the shelves where Internet books are in demand. Web Site focuses not only on the hows but also on the whys, whens, and wheres of creating Web pages. It explains how to create a Web site with a text editor, but the aesthetic and content advice hold true no matter what program is being used. It is more detailed and thorough than Christopher Lamptons Home Page (Watts, 1997). Internet delivers exactly what it claims. Each double-page spread focuses on activities surrounding a theme, such as space, sports, music, games, movies, or weather. While there are several other books of thematic Web sites for kids, this one provides a sampling of a wide variety of topics. Both books have safety and security information, as well as the splashy, full-color pictures and chunked text that kids have grown to love.Yapha Nussbaum Mason, Brentwood Lower School, Los Angeles Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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