Thursday, December 23, 2010

Recap - It's a Book by Lane Smith

Follow-up - I find it very telling that Lane Smith's picture book, It's a Book, is only available in book form.  It is a picture book, and my library has it in the children's collection.  But, so many adults who are booklovers appreciate the humor and the slight digs in this book, things many children will not appreciate as much as adults.   So, don't hesitate to pass it on to adults.

This book is a little controversial in the review for children's books. It's designed for ages 4 to 8, but, there's a comment about a jackass, one of the characters, that causes the controversy. However, I have to say, as an adult watching the digital revolution, worrying about the future of books, I found Lane Smith's It's a Book wonderful. So, the best thing I can do for you is show you a clip from the book, and recommend it for adults. If you're a book reader, you should love it.

Let me know what you think, if you get a chance to see Lane Smith's It's a Book. For me, it's a keeper.

Lane Smith's website is

It's a Book by Lane Smith. Roaring Brook Press, ©2010. ISBN 9781596436060 (hardcover), 32p.


FTC Full Disclosure - The publicist sent me the book, hoping I would review it.


Molly said...

I read this book to my 9th graders after we finished reading Fahrenheit 451. It was very well received :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds really interesting! And the jackass thing would go right over kids' heads, anyway. I'll check this out--thanks!

Lesa said...


I'm glad your students liked this book. It's fun, and makes you think, doesn't it.

Lesa said...


You're right. The jackass thing would go over kids' heads, but I knew some parents wouldn't like it, so I felt I ought to warn them.

kathy d. said...

Happy Holidays, Lesa, your mother, and the cat quintet. Hope they make holiday merry mischief in the spirit of the season.

Hope you have good music, books and food, which I'm sure you do, and book news to tell us after the new year.

Lesa said...

Thank you, kathy. What wonderful wishes. You'll love tomorrow's blog, even if you don't have a chance to check it out for a few days.

And, I promise book news in the new year!