Children's LiteratureThe likable Magic Mouse leads readers through this comprehensive reference tool by providing extra tips among the definitions. At some points it seems geared toward young children, with extras like "Never stick your fingers or metal objects into a disk drive," but surely, that is just to cover all the bases. Sidebars throughout provide other important safety tips that all young computer users should also learn, such as to never give out personal information. The book also covers netiquette in various forms, teaching readers not to forward chain letters or write e-mails in all caps. Although this book includes definitions for basic words such as keyboard and e-mail, it will be most beneficial for those who are experienced with using computers. This is because most of the entries will only make sense to those who are at least vaguely familiar with the concepts. Examples of this are the terms hyperlink and Ethernet. The definitions are conveniently divided among 13 chapters by topic and are listed in an index as well. Librarians will find the Magic Mouse dictionary to be a handy tool for teens who are curious to learn more about information technology. 2003, Enslow Publishers, Ages 6 to 9.
Cherie Ilg Haas