Bryon, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Bryon)
Why didn't I think of this! So funny to read and share with my kids. It's so....our house! Great parody of the children's classic. We have all read the original to our kids so many times that we don't even have to read the lines. My friends all want to steal this from my house when they first see it. There is a digital download for the iPad but for about the same price I prefer the hardcover version. My only wish is for a smaller thick cardboard version like the one I read to my daughter. Makes a great gift!
Suggestion to the editor, The Runawy iPhone would make a great follow up....
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reaganjt, January 23, 2012 (view all comments by reaganjt)
Such a delightful book! My adult children grew up on GOODNIGHT MOON and both enjoyed this parody. My 2 year old granddaughter loves Goodnight Moon, and was enthralled with this book...and sat through 3 readings of Goodnight iPad without a break.....a new classic is born....
Goodnight Ipad: A Parody for the Next Generation
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by 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." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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.
If you give in to temptation and give a bored little mouse your iPhone, even for ten minutes, heand#8217;s probably going to beam to some faraway place beyond time, space, and the sound of your pleading voice. And if heand#8217;s that far gone, he wonand#8217;t have any idea whatand#8217;s going on around him, and he might end up missing out on all the real fun.
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Goodnight iPad comes a delightful new commentary on the perils of our tech-obsessed lives and a fully charged romp for readers of all ages.
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