As a digital mom with digital kids, technology surrounds us. The kids have iPods. The babies play with the tablets. We have access to internet wherever we go. It’s quite laughable from an outside perspective, but that’s how our lives have evolved with technology. So when I caught wind of the book Goodnight iPad, I couldn’t help but chuckle.
Written by David Milgrim (under the pen name Ann Droyd, get it?), Goodnight iPad serves as a modern day parody of the children’s book classic, Goodnight Moon.
Goodnight iPad tells the story of an old woman who wants to sleep but can’t due to the digital noise. Mentions of a clock and bowl full of mush, are replaced by electronic gadgets. The book pokes fun at how technology obsessed we have become. Gone are the days of quiet, we are now saturated with the dings and beeps of technology.
Watch Goodnight iPad:
In the bright buzzing room
There was an iPad
And a kid playing Doom
And a screensaver of a bird launching over the moon
There were three little Nooks with ten thousand books
And a huge LCD wifi HDTV with Bose 5.1 6 remotes and 3D
And a Blackberry ringing with Eminem singing
And a new Facebook friend
And text with no end
While Goodnight iPad isn’t quite the sweet story Goodnight Moon was, it will provide a chuckle and may just hit home. It’s a cute book that provides a good reminder for you and your children power down at the end of the day. This would make a great Christmas present for anyone who is technology obsessed.
Goodnight iPad is available at Amazon.com in both print and as an eBook (referral link).
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