It's a Book by Lane Smith is a picture book geared toward young children but in my opinion it is more of an adult picture book. The premise is a cute one where a monkey is enjoying a book and his friend donkey who is quite tech savvy believes the book must have some digital advantages. He asks him a series of questions that are funny as he thinks the book must be like a computer or a cell phone. Although this book is presented in picture book format, I think that it's geared more towards adult humor. The publisher lists the grade range as 1st and up and the age range as 6 and up. I don't want to spoil the book but the final punch line may not be something that you want a 6 year old to hear. My son who is 11 read this and he was surprised at the ending as well. Since it's a picture book he was surprised that this word was used and questioned if it was appropriate for younger kids. Of course, he thought it was funny but it may not be appropriate for all kids to hear as they may not have the maturity for the implication. I believe that as a parent, you should read the book yourself and then decide if you want your child to read it. It's easy enough to change the final word if reading the book aloud, as it is still funny for young children.
Overall, this book has great illustrations and it is a cute story. There is a great message about the value of a book vs. digital formats. I just think it's more geared toward the mature child, over 10-12 years old and adults.
Here's a cute trailer for the book...it doesn't tell you the end:)
Disclosure: Thanks to the publisher Roaring Book Press for sending me a copy of the book for review. I am an amazon and indiebound associate.