Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation

Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation

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by Ann Droyd
     
 

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In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight...

Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn't it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist

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In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight...

Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn't it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist just a few more scrolls and clicks, you may find yourself ready for bed while still clinging to your electronics long after dark. This book, which is made of paper, is a reminder for the child in all of us to power down at the end of the day. This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don't worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.

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Publishers Weekly
Goodnight Moon gets millennial in this plugged-in parody from the aptly named Ann Droyd, aka David Milgrim (Eddie Gets Ready for School). The action happens not “in the great green room,” with its quaint fireplace, but “in the bright buzzing room,” with a TV’s fake hearth. Rather than a rotary telephone and a red balloon, “There was an iPad/ And a kid playing Doom/ And a screensaver of—/ A bird launching over the moon.” (Naturally, the bird is an Angry one.) Playful cartoons picture a family of antic bunnies, each texting or tweeting, “And a fed-up old woman/ Who was trying to sleep.” The grumpy granny begins tossing digital distractions out the window, as her desperate family members—of all ages—cling to her housecoat and beg her to relent: “Goodnight LOLs/ Goodnight MP3s/ Goodnight LCD Wi-FI HDTV.” Outside, electronic gear lies heaped outside other windows, too, screens aglow. Milgrim mimes the original with perfect pitch, capturing us at our most technology- dependent (there’s even “a viral clip of a cat doing flips”). Parents who bought Go the F*ck to Sleep might invest in this for future reference. All ages. (Nov.)
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Goodnight Moon gets millennial in this plugged-in parody … Milgrim mimes the original with perfect pitch, capturing us at our most technology-dependent.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“A truly hysterical parody of the children’s classic is a bedtime story for the entire digitally connected family.”—Family Circle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399158568
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
72,301
Product dimensions:
10.08(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.36(d)

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Goodnight Moon gets millennial in this plugged-in parody … Milgrim mimes the original with perfect pitch, capturing us at our most technology-dependent.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“A truly hysterical parody of the children’s classic is a bedtime story for the entire digitally connected family.”—Family Circle

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