Little Bit & Big Byte

July 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm | Posted in children's books, picture book | 1 Comment
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Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach by Craig T. Feigh

As someone who works in the software industry, Little Bit & Big Byte caught my attention immediately. I really liked the idea of a picture book for my children that related back at least indirectly to my profession. I read this through the first time by myself. It wasn’t what I was anticipating and I wasn’t sure that it would capture my daughters’ attention. I was wrong. They enjoyed the story, the characters, and started learning some vocabulary that will help them as they get older.

At the beginning of the book, the narrator, Little Bit, introduced his dog Click, his cat Browser and his siblings, Big Byte and Joy. Of all the characters, Webster was the favorite. They both thought it was silly that he was shaped like a dictionary. They also seemed to grasp the concept that they should stay away from Vi and Rus. Best of all, when Little Bit told us that Big Byte was 8, Allison asked why he was 8, it was a teachable moment. It really made me happy to explain that there are 8 bits in a byte. It might mean nothing to her today, but it helped to lay the groundwork.

Little Bit & Big Byte is a great way to start introducing children to basic computer concepts and vocabulary. Not only is a good picture book to have at home, it would also be a good resource for preschool and early elementary school educators.

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