Is the book really dead? I just heard about an adorable book by Lane Smith, called “It’s a Book.” There’s a donkey talking to a monkey who’s just sitting there reading a book. The donkey doesn’t get it. Does it tweet? Where’s your mouse? He goes on and on but then finally asks to see the book and gets all entwined in it.
It’s so hard to say how the book will evolve in the next few years. We’re more digital than ever before and I seem to push, teach to, speak about digital books a lot. I have several checked out right now on my ipod. But the next great novel comes along and I’m likely to get a hard copy that I can sit on the couch and read.
Check out this way-too-cute trailer of “It’s a Book.” You’ll want to read it for yourself.