Children's LiteratureThis "Magic Mouse Guide" introduces children to the fundamentals of e-mail. Ben is having trouble getting in touch with his friend Hari, so his mother suggests that he send Hari an e-mail. The book explains what computer components are needed to access e-mail, as well as how a modem works. E-mail addresses are also explained. Different tips about e-mail are also described, such as how using all capital letters is like shouting. A list of commonly used acronyms and emoticons is also included. Sending, checking for, and receiving e-mail is described in detail, as well as how to look at attachments. A detailed glossary explains new computer terms. Colorful pictures and the 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