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A young boy discovers that lounging on his favorite sofa playing video games around the clock is not all it's cracked up to be. His lack of attention to life's basics such as bathing, good food, fresh air, sunlight, and old fashioned exercise wreaks havoc on his young body, and before long our little lad finds himself a prisoner of his own designing, as well as the fascination of many an onlooker as he becomes literally joined at the hip with his increasingly disgusting environment.
Sofa Boy is a humorous and beautifully illustrated lesson-learned about moderation - a lesson that can clearly speak to all ages, and goes down easily with a warm and hearty chuckle.
Ages 4-8, 40 Pages.
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Reviews & Testimonials
"Honestly, I have never seen a picture book as well designed as this one."
- The Reader's Refuge.
"I wholeheartedly approve of this book and sending this kind of message to kids. I very much want my kids to share my love of gaming...but I also want them to have a life outside of an electronic screen."
- Allen Rausch, GameSpy.
"...a great night-time read for the little gamer in your life."
- Chris McGinn, DigitalLanding.com.
"A whimsical story about the perils of having too much of a good thing, Sofa Boy gets the message of moderation across to our 24/7 kids. Going outside to play has never sounded like a better idea!"
- Peter Hirschman, Game Industry Exec.
“The Gaming industry has a great history of examining itself, and providing information and safeguards to its players that help to keep the gaming arena fun and safe for all players. Game producer turned book writer Scott Langteau does a great job putting down his game controllers and conveying to kids and families via his new book, Sofa Boy, about how to maintain balance while enjoying this exciting form of entertainment.”
- Hal Halpin, Founder of Entertainment
Consumers Association (ECA).
"A hilarious children's story... It'll either make you laugh or scare the laziness right out of you!" - Kidzworld.com.
"We won't give away the ending, but suffice it to say Langteau's twisted sense of humor shines through the muck of Sofa Boy's universe. ...Sofa Boy has quickly turned into one of my boys' favorite books. At its core, it's a valuable lesson told in simple rhymes, and a great way to bond away from the game console before bedtime."
- Aaron Burgess, "droolicious" at Babble.com.
"Sofa Boy makes essential reading for parents..." - Kirsty Mcallister, ezinearticles.com.
AND IF THERE WAS EVER ANY DOUBT THAT IMITATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY - JUST CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO OF A YOUNG SOFA BOY NAMED MATTHEW:
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