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By: Lynn McAllister

Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence

Pages: 28 Ratings: 5.0
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Introducing twelve-year-old Pixie Van Dimple, the centre of all the drama, the protagonist and heroine! She is a typical girl; goes to school, hangs out with her friends in the park, has sleepovers, loves shopping and is always hungry! She also loves her phone! The linchpin of her world. Everyone has one and they are all connected - all is not well in smart phone world though as there are many dangers… she has been warned… what is the fuss about? Well, she will soon find out and it is truly disturbing.
Lynn lives in Twickenham with her family. She has two daughters who are 12 and 14. She has worked in education for some years and was compelled to write about current issues affecting the pre-teens of today, sensing a need to highlight the dangers of living in a technological bubble! Lynn originates from Lancashire and grew up in Lincolnshire, moving to London in the 1990s, migrating from South East London to South West London over the years. Her girls provide the inspiration for the protagonist and heroine in the drama, Pixie Van Dimple!
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  • Social Librarian

    Book Name: Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence


    Genre: Children's book/illustrated


    Summary: Introducing twelve-year-old Pixie Van Dimple, the centre of all the drama, the protagonist and heroine! She is a typical girl; goes to school, hangs out with her friends in the park, has sleepovers, loves shopping and is always hungry! She also loves her phone! The linchpin of her world. Everyone has one and they are all connected - all is not well in smartphone world though as there are many dangers... she has been warned... what is the fuss about? Well, she will soon find out and it is truly disturbing.


    My Opinion: I read this book with my child and it was such an amazing experience. This picture book is about a teenager girl Pixie who gets into some dangerous situations through her cellphone, today's generation kids always need a phone and they aren't like us, we used to play with bricks and toys, but they always need a phone to play, so Pixie is a character who is going to make other kids understand that due to internet world and sometimes misusing the cellphones or overusing it can lead to some awful situations, which are so hard to deal with. This book is going to be a favorite book of all the kids and not just that, it's going to be loved by all the mothers like me who don't want their kids to always be engaged in their cellphones.
    Pixie's character is so well developed and also the cause of the book is extremely praiseworthy. This book also gives out some important information and knowledge of AI and therefore I feel it's a must-read.


    Good and Bad: The language is so easy to understand, the illustrations are so beautiful and appropriate. I liked the theme a lot because it's so important but what I also liked was, even after dealing with an important topic, it was a fun-filled and adventurous read.


    My favourites from the book:

    Of course, it is Pixie who makes this entire book more special and adorable. So, yeah definitely she is my favourite character.


    Target Audience: Age 5+ will love it for sure, also anyone who loves picture books will enjoy it.


    What to expect: Fun, drama, knowledge and an important lesson.


    Final verdict: Oh wow, it's such a great book that should not be missed at all, it's so engaging and also very well written.
    Awaiting to read many more books by Lynn.

    Rating: 5 /5

  • Literary Titan

    Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence is an educational picture book warning kids, in hilarious fashion, about the dangers of spending too much time on their phones.

    After spending too much time on her phone Pixie Van Dimple suffers from AI Infiltration. Someone must save her, and they better do it soon, or else Pixie will certainly be doomed.

    This fun children’s book is told in rhyme and every other page has brightly colored comic art that serves as fantastic eye candy while reading the book. I think this book is more for higher grade elementary students, but in either case, the lesson taught here is a valuable one for today's youth. I loved the fun rhymes and the beautiful art and the story was very detailed. I would love to have seen this story as a kid's chapter book for middle-grade readers because I feel like there are some hints at a larger world that would be fun to explore.

    Pixie Van Dimple and the Wrong Kind of Artificial Intelligence is wonderfully representative of today's kids and provides a good lesson in a fun story that will surely keep children laughing as they eagerly flip the pages of this whimsical picture book.

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