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Internet: A Magic Mouse Guide

Internet: A Magic Mouse Guide

by Chris Ward-Johnson

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Children's Literature
This "Magic Mouse Guide" introduces children to the fundamentals of Internet use. When Ben's friend Hari goes to India on vacation, Ben keeps in touch with him via the Internet. After a brief explanation of what the Internet is and how ISPs allow access, Ben uses a web browser to look up information on India, from encyclopedia entries to live radio shows. Web sites and Web addresses are clearly explained, as well as how to find information using search engines. Ben also learns how to download software, use e-mail, chat online, read newsgroups, and play games. The book is careful to emphasize safety online, such as not giving out personal information. A detailed glossary explains new computer terms. Colorful pictures and the story of Ben and Hari 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 the Internet. 2003, Enslow, Ages 7 up.
— Amie Rose Rotruck
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Up-to-date information on how to use a computer. Written for beginners, the texts are readable and the graphics are color-ful. In story format, and featuring three characters, Ben, Liza, and Hari, each book clearly defines terms, describes appropriate activities, and emphasizes safety issues. The first book helps readers learn the basics as Ben and Liza practice their computer skills together. The second title discusses sending and receiving e-mail, while telling how Ben and Hari communicate with one another. The third book familiarizes readers with the Internet and World Wide Web through Ben's search for information on India, while Hari visits family in that country. The visual appeal of these kid-friendly titles will make them first choices among young readers.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Enslow Elementary
Publication date:
Magic Mouse Guides
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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