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For any librarian who's been stumped by a child's request for a book about the future, not science fiction—the real future, this nonfiction picture book comes riding to the rescue, at least for a couple of decades. On each page or spread, a clearly written paragraph or two explains what's different in the year 2030, including the school constructed from large Lego-like blocks and the wristwatch that beams your temperature, blood pressure, and feelings to your doctor's office. Following a boy through his day, colourful, somewhat cartoonlike paintings create a strong sense of action within a convincing future cityscape, peopled by smiling folks enjoying advanced technology. Kids will want to show their friends features such as the skateboard park with its magnetically hovering smart boards. Appended bibliography and acknowledgments sections note dozens of books, articles, reports, and individuals consulted regarding technological innovations. With jacket art that's sure to draw readers, this book will easily find its audience. Grades K-3. --Carolyn Phelan
Amy Zuckerman is an award-winning business writer who specializes in technology and trends. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. James Daly is the publisher of Edutopia magazine and founder of Business 2.0. He lives in Alameda, California. John Manders has illustrated many books for children, including Prancing, Dancing Lily, by Marsha Diane Arnold. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.