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Txtng Mama Txtng Baby
     

Txtng Mama Txtng Baby

by Esther Hershenhorn
 

Without a sliver of doubt, language and literacy are to be revered by book lovers both young and old. But alas, the technology age is firmly upon us all—both young and old. Nearly 85% of American adults own cell phones and most of them send and receive text messages. Communication that began as text message acronyms, OMG and LOL, for example, have become

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Without a sliver of doubt, language and literacy are to be revered by book lovers both young and old. But alas, the technology age is firmly upon us all—both young and old. Nearly 85% of American adults own cell phones and most of them send and receive text messages. Communication that began as text message acronyms, OMG and LOL, for example, have become commonplace on our screens for sure, but they’ve also worked their way into our language. In fact OMG (oh my god) and LOL (laughing out loud) are formally recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary! "Txting Mama Txting Baby" embraces this “newfangled” form of communication, most often referred to as “txtng.” After all, everyone seems to be doing it. No matter how the message is delivered, a loving, affirming relationship between Baby and Mama should be expressed. The text messages “O U QT” (Oh you, cutie) and “I <3 U” (I love you) begin this board book accompanied by smiling, colorful emoticons representing the feelings of Mama and Baby alike. The book and Baby’s day come to an end with encouragement to sleep peacefully “U zzzzzz.”

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Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-23
Baby and Mama share their love in a series of text messages in this novelty title. Designed to mimic a cellphone--rectangular and vertically oriented--this offering is populated by "mama" and "baby" smiley faces. They are similar-sized yellow circles with big round eyes; Mama has a short brown bob, while Baby has a single brown curlicue in the center of her head. Orange and green dialogue bubbles contain the texting abbreviations that make up the pair's messages to one another. Mama says, for instance, "O U QT," for "Oh, you cutie." And Baby answers, "10 Q Mama," for "Thank you, Mama." Mama plays peekaboo with Baby--disembodied yellow hands covering her giant eyes--recites the beginning of the alphabet and "TCKL"s Baby (which makes her LOL). Finally Mama instructs: "I shhhhh…. / U zzzzzzz…."--and Baby drops off to sleep. While adults may enjoy the cleverness of this cutesy conversation conducted entirely through texts, little ones won't be impressed. The illustrations--icons and dialogue bubbles on a pale blue background--won't generate interest either, as all of the pages look alike. Good for a quick chuckle for tech-savvy grown-ups, but it sure doesn't offer much appeal for tots, digital natives or not. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585368877
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 3.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 3 Years

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