Review: If You Give a Mouse an iPhone
While a young boy is making a sandwich, his pet mouse, Applesauce, keeps asking for things. In order to distract Applesauce, he gives him his phone, saying,
I’ll tell you what — If you leave me alone for ten minutes, I’ll let you play on my phone.
Applesauce is excited to have the phone to play with but, when the ten minutes are up, he doesn’t give it up. He’s so distracted by the phone, he misses out on all the fun things going on around him. He doesn’t watch where he’s going and ends up on a deserted island when the battery runs out. Since there’s no place to charge the phone, he forgets about it and finally has some real fun.
If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd (a pseudonym of David Milgrim) is a great twist on an old classic. It’s got a terrific message for kids and adults. It’s told with humor so kids just might take the hint and put down their electronics for a little while. Adults will see why it’s not always the best idea to distract kids with gadgets.
The illustrations in this book are adorable and enhance the story. They help draw readers in and will engage youngsters. If You Give a Mouse an iPhone doesn’t come out until October, but it’s well worth the wait!
I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site tomorrow.