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¡Es un libro!
¡Es un libro!

¡Es un libro!



32 Pages, 8.25 x 10.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $8.95 (US $8.95) (CA $11.95)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9786074003956

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Oceano de Mexico (Apr 2010)
Oceano Travesia

Price: $8.95


Una pregunta que todos nos hacemos es: ¿qué pasará con los libros impresos ante las nuevas tecnologías? ¿Están condenados a morir? Con este libro los niños aprenderán sobre el valor de los libros impresos, y sus ventajas en comparación con las tecnologías digitales. Divertido, ligero y contundente, este libro responde con guante blanco a todos aquellos que han profetizado el fin de los libros impresos. ¿Envía mensajes? ¿Sirve como blog? ¿Se ajusta la página?¿Tiene Wi-Fi? ¿Tweetea? No…es un libro. Descubre por qué este libro está dentro del top 10 de la revista Publisher´s Weekly. Una lectura obligatoria para todo editor preocupado por el impacto de la publicación electrónica y también para todo niño que quisiera disfrutar más de su infancia y del singular estilo de Lane Smith.We all ask ourselves what will happen to printed books amid new technologies. Have they received a death sentence? This book helps teach children about the value of printed books and their advantages over digital technology. Fun, light, and hard-hitting, it offers a clever response to those who have prophesied the end of printed books. Does it send texts? Is it a blog? Can you zoom in? Does it have Wi-Fi? Does it tweet? No—it's a book.


"I do love this book." —The New Yorker Book Bench blog, on the English language edition

"Those of us for whom books are a faith in themselves—who find the notion that pixels, however ordered, could be any kind of substitute for the experience of reading in a chair with the strange thing spread open on our lap—will love this book. Though it will surely draw a laugh from kids, it will give even more pleasure to parents who have been trying to make loudly the point that Smith's book makes softly: that the virtues of a book are independent of any bells, whistles or animation it might be made to contain. . . . For in trying to make the case for books to our kids, exactly the case we want to make is not that they can compete with the virtues of computer or screens, but that they do something else: that they allow for a soulfulness the screens, with their jumpy impersonality, cannot duplicate . . . The moral of Smith's book is the right one: not that screens are bad and books are good, but that what books do depends on the totality of what they are -- their turning pages, their sturdy self-sufficiency, above all the way they invite a child to withdraw from this world into a world alongside ours in an activity at once mentally strenuous and physically still." —New York Times Book Review, on the English language edition

"This tongue-in-cheek picture book about reading in the digital age features the best last line ever written in the history of children's literature. Savor it in print rather than trying to read it on your Nook, Kindle or iPad --the punchline will be much better that way." —USA Today's "Pop Candy" blog, on the English language edition

"Stylishly designed." —Wall Street Journal, in its Summer Big Books Preview, on the English language edition

"In the age of e-readers, Smith offers a wry tribute to the printed word through a conversation about a book. As a gorilla sits reading quietly, a technophilic donkey pesters him about the source of his absorption: "Can it text? Tweet? Wi-Fi?" He may be a complete ass, but the donkey finally comes to understand the value of a good book -- least of all, no batteries required!" —, on the English language edition

"Donkey's gradual capitulation to the power of a real book is marked by both the hands of the clock (in a droll double-page time-lapse sequence) and the angles of his ears. But it's a mouse's final insouciant line that garners the biggest laugh." —Washington Post, on the English language edition

"Universally comical . . . the refrain and pacing hit the sweet spot for preschoolers, while a Treasure Island passage reduced to AIM-speak will have middle schoolers and adults in stitches." —Kirkus Reviews, on the English language edition

"Welcome to a stunning picture-book entry in the print versus e-books debate. . . One of this year's best last lines will not be spoiled here." —Chicago Tribune, on the English language edition

Author Biography

Lane Smith is an American writer and illustrator who specializes in reinventions of classic stories. He studied art at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.