A little like Calvin and Hobbs, this delightful book is FULL of humor! It's about a little cave boy that loves his tablet. He plays games. He plays a lot of games. His friend dinosaur is concerned because he knows this is a problem. Tek stays in his cave all day and plays on his phone, his tablet and his game box. I laughed when I thought of the cave reference as I know lots of teenage boys whose Mom's refer to their sons in their rooms as their caves. I'm sure this is not unlike many little girls too.
When Tek awoke, he was breathing the fresh air, being warmed by the sun and was tickled by the grass. As he looked around he saw wonderful people, animals and things. He loved it! He ran to find his friend Larry and they happily played all day.
At night they also reached for the stars that they couldn't see before because of the glare of his gadgets.
This book is so much fun! It is perfect for launching a balanced literacy lesson that will engage students because the topic is fun and meaningful. (Plus it's shaped like a tablet.) It can teach them about the importance of getting out and paying attention to your world and balancing your technology use and time for active play. This book can be used to launch lessons about history, dinosaurs, friends, nature, inventions, genius hour, healthy living and so much more.
Why not have some fun with this book?
If you'd like to grab these free printables that I created for TEK, click here.