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Bartleby book of buttons Bartleby’s Book of Buttons may be the best educational iPad book available.

I don’t say this lightly. There are a lot of books on the iPad that my kids absolutely love. Certainly the Toy Story iPad games would come to my kids’ minds. But that is because the kids have an affection for Toy Story. On sheer quality, Bartleby’s Book of Buttons blows away Toy Story.

Okay, before I get carried away, let me fire out a quick negative. The book is short. You can get though it pretty quickly.

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There is not much I could say about Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” that has not already been said on the Internet. The buzz – mostly negative – proves the axiom that any publicity is better than no publicity and is making Amy Chua a fortune.

Here is my take: let’s say you think Amy Chua is a nutcase narcissist and a terrible parent. Even with that premise, this is still a great book that (1) will teach you something about parenting (again, even if you disagree with the whole premise), and (2) you will enjoy the read.

I think Amy Chua is definitely a little nuts and I would not want her as a parent to me or my children. But there is no doubt that she is a gifted writer and a mother who loves her children.