Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Put Away Your Phone - Illustrated Children's Book (REVIEW)

Put Away Your Phone!

Author:  Tracy Bryan
Illustrated by: David Barrow
Category: Illustrated Children's Book
Suitable for: All ages
My Rating: 5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle book from the author/publisher.
Pages: 38

Description: This book is about a young girl named Emma who is frustrated that adults spend way too much time looking at their smart phones. Her family goes to the zoo and her frustration grows making her distracted until she ends up getting lost. She gets an employee to use their phone to help her find her parents, in the process realizing the positive safety potential of phones. In the end she signs a treaty with her parents getting them to agree to give her the attention she deserves, and in return she'll work on her frustration.        

In Short: This is a super cute children's book that teaches both children and adults, the importance of giving your family your time and your undivided attention. Emma just wanted her parents to pay attention during her ballet classes and when on family outings, but they were always on their phones!

Pros: I love the artwork, it is really awesome. The moral of the book is great. The moral may seem a little more geared toward parents than the kids the book is intended for, however it is good to start teaching kids at a young age how to be respectful and how to not hurt people's feelings when they reach the age where they have their own smart phones. This new digital age has created a new need to learn some social skills regarding when it is and isn't appropriate to be messing around on your phone. Even without a phone it is still important for kids to remember to pay attention to others when they are trying to spend time or communicate with them. It is also important for families to spend quality time together and show they care by giving proper attention. I loved how the book ended. Emma set some boundaries for her parents and got them to see how upset it made her that they were always preoccupied with their phones. If you have a friend who has children and also an addiction to their smartphone this could be a funny and maybe even eye-opening gift for them! It is also great for any child to help them have good social skills. 

Cons: I have no issues with this book.   

I was given a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks O! Appreciate your honest review and support, Tracy:)