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Children's LiteratureThis "Magic Mouse Guide" introduces children to computer basics. Ben's parents give him a computer for his birthday. His sister Lisa helps him set up the PC and shows him how to use it. The basic parts of a computer are pointed out, then each is described in detail. The difference between hardware and software is explained as well as how to use floppy disks and CDs. The use of operating systems, word processing, drawing programs and games is described in easy-to-follow terms. An introduction to networking is also included. A detailed glossary explains new computer terms. Colorful pictures and Ben's story aid the explanation of some difficult but vital computer concepts. The Magic Mouse appears on every page with helpful tips. This book is a perfect way to introduce a child unfamiliar with computers to e-mail. 2003, Enslow, Ages 7 up.
— Amie Rose Rotruck