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If You Give A Mouse An iPhone – A Parent’s Cautionary Tale Narrated by Fred Armisen

This is a partnered post.

Being a 21st century parent, I guess I am not too surprised all 3 of my kids know how to use a smartphone for some purpose or purposes. Our 9 year old recently got our old iPhone 5, so it seems like sometimes she is buried into it sharing things with her friends. Our 2 ½ year old even knows how to wake it up, find her favorite apps, start them up, and play around and be busy. Then there is the middle child who used to throw the biggest fits to have the phone.

give a mouse an iphone

Now I am sure many people understand what I mean or can even relate to kids and iPhones or smartphones in general. I will say, my kids have always preferred our iPhones, probably for the ease to use. The tale by “Ann Droyd” called Goodnight iPad is a funny tale of the fun that can happen if you give a kid, ahem I mean mouse, an iPad.

To follow up Goodight iPad, “Ann Droyd” is back with the book If You Give A Mouse An iPhone. Making this cautionary tail even easier to take in, they’ve animated more or less the entire new book, and narrated it entirely by Fred Armisen. Watch this video and read the book to help your kids as to why they may want to not pick up that iPhone so quickly! Gives us parents a good reason as to why we may want to avoid giving our kids, and mice, iPhones!

23 Comments

  1. Felicia on November 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Oh my goodness this is adorable! I’ll have to check it out for sure.



  2. Jessica (Savory Experiments) on November 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Love, love, love this book! Genius idea to put it on a smartphone!



  3. Tracey on November 9, 2014 at 6:56 am

    What a fun book! Would make a great stocking stuffer!



  4. Tonia on November 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Very cute and very funny too. I love how clever some people can be.



  5. Marina @ Mommy Snippets on November 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    My children prefer iphones too. We’ll have to check this out! Looks fun!



  6. Krystal on November 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    What a cute book. It’s amazing how technologically savvy little ones are these days.



  7. Theresa on November 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    These sound so silly and fun! My girls always loved the Give a Mouse books, so this is such a hilarious twist on that!



  8. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy on November 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I love the twist on the classic book! My girls love the iPad but I try to keep a good balance between all this technology we have nowdays.



  9. Brandy on November 7, 2014 at 7:52 am

    This is adorable and such a perfect switch up on a classic book that we own 🙂 Thanks for sharing this, made me smile this morning!



  10. Christie on November 7, 2014 at 7:06 am

    This is such a great twist on the classic book! So funny



  11. Rosey on November 7, 2014 at 5:40 am

    We have Goodnight iPad. I saw it in the bookstore a few years back and could not resist the purchase. This one sounds cute too!



  12. Veronica on November 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    That looks like a cute book! It has a fun title too



  13. Lisa on November 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    This looks totally adorable! I’ll have to check it out! My kids sure do love gadgets!



  14. Beth@FrugalFroggie on November 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I don’t have an iPhone. Looks like a cute book. Even fun to have Fred Armisen narrate the book.



  15. Jeanine on November 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Wow this looks adorable! I will be taking a look! So cute!



  16. Pauline C. on November 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Kiddie books went the gadget path too LOL! Will check this out..



  17. Shell on November 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    If you give a mouse an iphone, it will leave you alone. LOL This looks cute!



  18. Chrystal @ YUM eating on November 6, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    This looks like a really fun story. I would like to read it and see the artwork.



  19. Paula on November 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Kids are really so smart when it comes to smartphones. I am going to check this out. Sounds cute.



  20. Candy O. on November 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    OMG How cute!! I need to get this for my boys.



  21. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on November 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Awww, that sounds so cute. I need to check it out.



  22. Lisa Bristol on November 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This looks adorable. I will have to look into it.



  23. Debbie Denny on November 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    This sounds so adorable. Lots of fun, too.