Twinkle, Twinkle Social Media Star

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A book review of Twinkle, Twinkle Social Media Star: An Internet Fairytale of Fame, Fortune & Followers – A Parody for Adults by Kate Kennedy

A book review of Twinkle, Twinkle Social Media Star: An Internet Fairytale of Fame, Fortune & Followers - A Parody for Adults by Kate KennedyStars: ***

Ulysses Press (2018)
32 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Follow Baby Bear in this modern fairy tale as she learns the life-changing magic of social media selfies, shares, post, tweets and more.

Once upon a timeline, there was a mama bear who wanted to teach her baby bear how to achieve social media #GOALS. But instead of a traditional bedtime story, this modern mama reaches for her phone and tells tales of fame, fortune and followers through the social media accounts of beloved nursery rhyme characters. Baby bear discovers the good, the bad and the “cringey,” as mama bear double taps on:

• @LittleBoPeep’s crowdfunding campaign for her lost sheep
• @HumptyDumpty’s #EPICFAIL falling-off-wall vlogs
• @LittleMissMuffett’s sponsored curds and whey protein
• And many more!

Twinkle, Twinkle, Social Media Star 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.

Twinkle, Twinkle Social Media Star

This funny book is written I verse and so reads like a rhyming poem. It’s all about how the bear family embraces social media and how being a social media star is the most important thing in life.

“Sweet child, I’ll get you some views, no need to find a scandal. ‘Cause while you were in the womb, I registered your handles”

“Social media has changed the world, Our children must be front and center. We used to keep up with the Joneses, But now we keep up with Kris Jenner.”

This next quote is something people I know do and it BUGS Me so much.

“And if that smile fades, the way to get support when days are long, is to post vague status updates ’til someone asks you what is wrong.”

The illustrations (by Torie Conn) are delightful and include screenshots of the bear’s devices showing their version of Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The ending shows us that the book is all in fun and that the authors hope you know that there is more to life than social media. I think it would make an interesting book to study in high school actually.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.