Webster's Manners Paperback – Sep 14 2015
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About the Author
Award-winning author and illustrator Hannah Whaley is based in Scotland, where she has always worked to combine education, technology and research. She graduated with a degree in Applied Computing in 2004 and was named UK Learning Technologist of the Year in 2007, before moving into University library management in 2009. Her books help introduce children to technology from an early age through reading and stories. Her first children's picture book "Webster's Email" was awarded the top prize in Writing Magazine's SP Book of the Year 2015.
Top Customer Reviews
His dad steps forward and talks to him about how, when and where Webster should be using his beeping, flashing electronic toys. Dad specifically points out that gadgets are unacceptable at mealtime, bathtime, reading time or off to bed time. Webster can't help thinking that that is a lot of time to be separated from his electronic friends and he being a techie geek, can't even envision his life "unplugged". You see technology IS his life but being an obedient, loving son he listens very carefully to what his dad is trying to convey to him.
After carefully contemplating dad's concerns, Webster steps forward and says:
"Ok," said Webster
"I've got it now,
but so we both agree...
if there's a time and place
that doesn't just mean me?"
I think now Dad is going to get a lesson on his technology etiquette and how he uses his gadgets. The tables just may be turning...
I loved the message of the book. We must teach each other (kids and adults alike) the safe and appropriate use of technology in our daily lives. This book can be used as a catalyst for conversations about taking care of electronic toys, screen time planning for both the young and the old, and developing healthy attitudes towards our screen-based toys.
May digital manners reign!
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Simple but cute and effective black and white illustration hit the mark in making sure that preschoolers and early elementary school readers get the point. Recommended for preschoolers through second grade. Great book to read aloud for family or classroom discussion.
Illustrated children's book about Webster and how he's taught to put flashy beeping noisy things away when he's eating dinner, taking a bath and getting ready for bed.
He is also able to teach the adults in his life about the same restrictions in a nice way.
Rhyming book. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
The author, Hannah Whaley, has written a book that is important for parents and teachers. Webster is a nice little spider, and he tried to be polite. However,he felt like something was wrong, or he was doing something not quite right. Someone or another seemed to be telling him he was wrong. Webster talked to his father who told him what he observed. When Webster was talking to someone he should put away any of his devices that beeped or made sounds. When he was eating he should put away anything that beeped or made noises. When his parents were in a hurry he should put away anything that beeped or made noises. In fact his father told him that there was a time and place for everything. His father asked Webster if he understood. Webster thought and then told his father what he thought. When you read this book you will understand exactly what Webster learned.
Parents and teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children will enjoy talking about what Webster has learned. They will also discuss what they have learned. The illustrations by the author, are bright, vivid and colorful. They depict Webster's lessons learned, and that is indeed a good thing. A fun book for children and their adults, lessons for them all.
Recommended. prisrob 02-05-16