The Message: The Extraordinary Journey of an Ordinary Text Message

The Message: The Extraordinary Journey of an Ordinary Text Message

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Follow as a text message travels at near light speed around the world in this illuminating picture book about how our messages get from one phone to another, and connections they create between both people.

Ever wonder how your text message gets from your phone to your friend's phone? You type it, hit send, and boom--the text appears on your friend's phone just moments later. But how?

From your brain to your fingers to your phone, once you hit send, off your message goes on a journey that seems impossibly far: traveling through the air, underground, under oceans, and even through mountains, in seconds. Turns out texts are big on adventure, and this book explains exactly what they do and how. No planes, trains, or automobiles involved, but lots and lots of hair-thin fibers, ocean-length cables, and satellites

Author: Michael Emberley
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Published: 10/26/2021
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.11h x 10.24w x 0.55d
ISBN: 9781534452909
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2021 pg. 128
Booklist 12/01/2021 pg. 44

About the Author
Michael Emberley is the illustrator of many books for children including Barbara Bottner's Priscilla Gorilla and Miss Brooks' Story Nook. He knows a lot about cell phones and lives in Dublin, Ireland.