I think it's common knowledge that social media is everywhere. And, of course, when a social phenomenon is ubiquitous, there are bound to be jokes made about said phenomenon. There are some really funny jokes out there about social media. But, never before have I seen so much hilarious comedy about social media in one place until I read Twinkle, Twinkle, Social Media Star: An Internet Fairytale of Fame, Fortune & Followers, written by Kate Kennedy and illustrated by Torie Conn.
I have to warn you that when you first look at this book, it appears to be an adorable children's book. But, when you look closely at the cover, it does say “A Parody for Adults”—which is what it truly is, and a genius one at that!
The book starts out with a momma bear saying goodnight to her little bear. While saying goodnight, momma bear provides wise (and funny) lessons regarding social media, intertwined with fairy tale references, for a fun and lighthearted nighttime story that will surprise and have many readers chuckling.
According to Ms. Kennedy's blog, her book “is an irreverent, self aware and ultimately heartwarming poem for adults. From sponsored posts and crowdfunding to telling people how to vote and what to post, this book satirically explores how a parent might explain the hilarious world of internet fame to a child.”
The book pokes a lot of fun at social media. And, I think, as one reads the book, one can't help but think about social media and what role it plays in people's lives. And, I don't want to spoil it for you, but I love the ending. It's sweet, lovely, and thought provoking.
Where You Can Get Your Copy Of This Social Media Parody
The book is available for purchase on Amazon. It comes in hardcover for $12.38 and in the Kindle version for $9.99. You can also find Ms. Kennedy's book on Barnes & Noble in hardcover for $14.95. All prices are subject to change. This would make a hilarious and special gift for many adults! It's a quick, fun read that many will enjoy!