Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: PUT AWAY YOUR PHONE! by Tracy Bryan

This seemed like an interesting and certainly relatable story. Everywhere you go, people are glued to their phones. And why? What’s so important that you need to be on your phone 24/7? It just makes me want to hate cell phones. Sometimes I feel like shouting, “Put Away Your Phone!”

And that’s what Emma does in this story. On a trip to the zoo, she decides to count the number of people who were on their phone. As the number increases, her saying of “Put Away Your Phone!” gets louder and more noticeable.  By the end, she shouts it to the world: “Put Away Your Phone!” Wise words we should all live by every now and then. I mean, c’mon, people!

“Smartphones should be called Dumbphones.”  Funny and cute!

Illustrations were colorful and showed Emma in wild and animated gestures, clearly making her the focal point. I loved the animals’ expressions and gestures as Emma got more and more frustrated. Yeah, the animals didn’t get it either.

Eventually she comes to realize how vital phones can be in an emergency.

A fun, relatable children’s story with a rewarding message!

My rating: 4 stars

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