A children's book with a touch of technology
Lisa came up with the idea for The Internet of Mysterious Things when she was attending a tech conference. A big session had just let out and a large crowd of people were headed her way. But everyone was looking down at their phones and people were unknowingly bumping into one another! She chuckled to herself about how easy it is for us to get sucked into our devices and miss out on experiencing life around us. To make the book even nerdier, Lisa wrote an Amazon Alexa skill that is available for free. Enable it by telling your Alexa to "Enable the Internet of Mysterious Things Skill".
Some fun facts about us.
"Every child should have one."
Lisa is a technology strategist and the most prolific female inventor at IBM. She was named in the list of the 25 Most Influencial Women in IoT. She's an MIT 35 Under 35, Fast Company 100 Most Creative People, LinkedIn NextWave, and a TED speaker.
Adam Record is an illustrator & designer from sunny Southern Utah. He's been professionally illustrating for over 10 years and has 3 amazing kids and a spectacular wife!
Constantine is an incredibly talented freelance illustrator and animator from Latvia. He was the illustrator for Lisa's first children's book, A Robot Story. His characters have been described as "quirky", "cute" and "whimsical". He is passionate about character design.
Over 4,000 people from around the world have enjoyed Lisa's first book, A Robot Story. The Internet of Mysterious Things will be shipping soon. Preorder yours today.
brilliant idea, writing and animation. My twin toddlers love it (as does my engineer husband).
I've been reading this to my 7 month old daughter and even at this age she loves the colors and rhythm of the book. I can't wait until she gets older and is the only one in kindergarten counting in base 2!
This book is super cute and fun, and a great way to introduce toddlers (and their parents!) to binary.
When explaining that technology works with the help of mysterious creatures doesn't satisfy your little readers, checkout the following pages for more content.
"It [Technology] interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone."