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Todd's TV

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.

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There are plenty of laughs here, but parents might not enjoy this as much as their children. Regardless, it’s a wonderful jumping-off point for talking about the role of media in the life of a family.

Most parents agree TV shouldn’t be used as a babysitter … but nearly everyone does it. This sly story places the blame squarely -- and uncomfortably -- at the feet of parents who make excuses for parking their kids in front of the television. Children will find the idea of a walking, talking TV taking Todd to school hysterically funny, and they probably will recognize how Todd’s parents use the TV to keep their son occupied.

Black, white, and gray chunky illustrations with pops of tomato red color are funny and engaging.

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