The TV Book is a hands-on, empowering guide to encourage critical television viewing. This updated edition includes an "Activities Guide" for teachers.
"... a media literacy resource for parents, media specialists and young TV viewers everywhere. Highly recommended for grades three and up." - Catholic Library World
Shelagh Wallace, a former book editor, lives with her husband and daughter in Niagara on-the-Lake, Ontario. The TV Book is her first book for children. Wallace is also the author of The Book Lover's Diary and A Music Lover's Diary.
(about the previous edition) The TV Book...takes readers behind the scenes of television programs... Rather than simply presenting information, the book asks readers to think about certain aspects of their TV viewing and gives examples of how creators of television shows get viewers to see exactly what they want them to see. It includes short quizzes designed to reinforce some of the ideas presented. Most importantly, however, the book spurs kids on to social action, providing names and addresses of organizations to which kids can write if they want to voice their complaints.... It is the author's belief that the critical skills acquired by students through reading this book will also be applied to other media forms, such as the Internet.... Informative and often enlightening, The TV Book is an excellent resource for teachers who are planning a unit on critical television viewing. Highly Recommended.