Children's Book Reviews

Overview: This fresh, candid, and wonderfully humorous memoir about a mother’s efforts to rid her home of TV once and for all will appeal to any parent who would like to also banish the television set from the household. A hardcore TV addict, the author’s attempt to raise a TV-free child was not without its pitfalls. She honestly shares the problems she encountered and readily admits the process was harder on her than her son.

Critique: The number of violent acts the average American child sees on TV by the time he or she is 18 is estimated to be well over 200,000. Combine that with fact that our children are spending over 20 hours a week (or more) sitting in front of a TV set and it becomes obvious why parents should consider reading this book. It is possible to ween the family from the TV tube!

Type: Non-Fiction

Category: Other

Pages: 352

Grade: A

Pub: Algonquin

Reviewer: Bob Walch

Submitted: 06/27/07

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