Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cultural Literacy


Buster is quite fond of the parody book, "Goodnight iPad," in which the mother rabbit rids the family of all the devices that ping, tweet, and beep in the night. (Goodnight MacBook Air.  Goodnight gadgets everywhere.)  He finds it hilarious, and then when we got to the end of the book, where one of the children is secretly reading "Goodnight Moon" under the covers with a flashlight, he asked what that was.

Really?
I guess "Goodnight Moon" wasn't one of his favorites, so we haven't read it in a long, long time, and he doesn't remember it.  I pulled out our battered copy and started reading:

In the great green room . . .

Buster: This is boring.

Sigh.  I said we'd read it another night.  Techie little guy.

2 comments:

Bob said...

Now I have to read Goodnight iPad.
How clever.

mayberry said...

I think I could probably STILL recite that book from memory! (The original, not the iPad version, although I'd now like to read that one too.)