NOT an E-Book!

I just found the perfect gift for any book-loving adult — Lane Smith’s new picture book,  It’s a Book.

The book’s trailer gives a sense of it (but the book is even better than the movie):

Of course, since this is Lane Smith, there is a small bit of subversion. One of the characters is referred to by a common name for a male donkey — as in the final line of the book, “It’s a book, Jackass.” It worries at least one chain bookseller, who is planning to put the book in the humor, rather than the children’s sections.

Libraries that have ordered it are not bothered; they have classified it as a picture book.

It’s a Book
Lane Smith
Retail Price: $12.99
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press – (2010-08-31)
ISBN / EAN: 1596436069 / 9781596436060

2 Responses to “NOT an E-Book!”

  1. Susan in Las Vegas Says:

    It was a WONDERFUL little video, right to the last two words. What a shame to spoil it with that whispered shout of anger and derision.

  2. Robin K. Blum Says:

    I love the video and I’m sure I’d love the book, and if there’s a kid of verbal age who hasn’t heard the word ‘jackass’, I think it’s probably time they did. It’s a perfectly respectable word, and the entire concept and execution is completely charming. Bravo.