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“Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”

Posted by Stephanie on June 11, 2013

However innovative, creative and advanced technology is, I can’t help but feel sad that learning to actually turn a page in a book is no longer a requirement for reading.

…Ok…that baby MAY still be developing her gross motor skills, HOWEVER I still believe it’s a commentary on future generations.

I do feel happy though that companies such as Google, continue to embrace children’s books as they did today for what would be the 85th birthday of “Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak.

Over the years Google has become known for the animated, often interactive displays that welcome visitors to their homepage. It is their daily attempt to acknowledge a piece of history or an obscure societal facet worthy of mentioning. Sometimes it can used for learning, and sometimes it is just silly. Either way, in this case I can feel relieved that although their stories may not require pages to be read anymore, the legacy of authors like Maurice will transcend technology.

-Stephanie Saulsbury

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