It’s a Book!

Lane Smith, known for his charming and inventive illustrations for The Stinky Cheeseman, has written a new book that cleverly and wryly pokes fun at how reading has changed in the digital age.  Read more about how he created the characters, illustrations, and text on his blog.

This past Sunday, the Buffalo News reviewed It’s a Book:

Framed as a conversation between a reading monkey and a wired jackass (“how do you scroll down?” “can it Tweet?”), it cleverly includes a truncated “text message” translation of a passage from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” that speaks volumes about the chasm between the joy of leisurely savoring truly great writing and the stripped-down, colorless quality of a high-speed texting-Twitter mind-set.

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