Today's book is a book (which I can also share with you via a video) about books.
Books remain wonderful bits of technology. The day after I bought Press Here and All My Friends are Dead (Quirky Books blogged about earlier this week), was a Friday. Staff morning tea at recess. I brought them with me and slid them like contraband to this person and that. Just try it. Go on. It's funny. And they did. PE teachers and Art teachers and History teachers and English teachers and more. Not just people with a practical teaching need for a quirky fun picture book, but colleagues and friends who would enjoy the fun of them, their gift of laughter. I didn't need a screen or a battery or a lead. Just the books. Which is kinda the point of Lane Smith's book.
Here's a book trailer that covers the whole book, pretty much, and will give you a good flavour of it.
And here's the link, if that doesn't work:
For all the things books don't do, there is so much that they do so well.
One thing is share laughter, provide a shared experience. That's what Quirky Books can offer, and how they can add value and fun to your library, as they do here. I've already blogged about books with legs: http://skerricks.blogspot.com/2011/06/happy-life-of-teacher-librarians-books.html and they certainly qualify as Quirky Books too.
The wonderful local independent bookshop I mentioned yesterday was the one that got me onto this book, so props to them (after I bagged them yesterday!).
Hope you've enjoyed these five Quirky Books, and I hope to learn about more candidates from your comments - do leave one!