Carlos Bueno is raising funds for Lauren Ipsum: Computer Science for Kids on Kickstarter! A story about computer science and other. Lauren Ipsum. A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things. by Carlos Bueno. December , pp. ISBN Lauren Ipsum. 2 reviews. by Carlos Bueno. Publisher: No Starch Press. Release Date: December ISBN: View table of contents.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Read it out loud carlso a curious child sometime and see how many concepts you now think of in terms of lighthouses and mail daemons.

By fleshing this out as a more of a narrative and less of a primer, both goals can be accomplished. The only way I could see this book really working for kids as-is would be if an adult who is already familiar with the computer science content read it with a child and took the time to explain everything, work through the little puzzles in the back etc.

It is just a tool to help you see ideas more clearly. Okay, I’m a man in my forties reading a book for a middle schooler, maybe high school, but I thought they did a great job of explaining most of the concepts I studied getting my comp sci degree.

bufno In its best moments this book reminded me of The Phantom Tollbooth quirky and thought-provoking with funny word play and turning of abstract ideas into entertaining characters and scenarios. I definitely reccomend it to anybody who feels afraid or intimidated by Big Computer Books. Optimized for larger screens.


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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Both utilize logic and questions and obvious statements to show just how little thinking we have become accustomed lauden doing. This book teaches you about some technological phrases and riddle like questions.

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Generally thin plot and characters, and doesn’t convey the concepts particularly well because the explanations are hidden in an appendix at the back of the book.

I wish there were more books about science and technology that was this direct, simple, straightforward, and made the subject approachable. Plus I love how the main character is a girl and she goes on an adventure.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I suggest you read it first for yourself, so that you can prepare to get the “voices” right when you do read it to your young ones. But an hour later, when I kept recognizing concepts, names, and miscellaneous facts that remain in the deep recesses of the mind, I found myself enjoying this cute little “Alice in Wonderland” type book, thinking at the end it would take some of the fear of programming away from kids who are bombarded with terminology.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There is an appendix that offers better explanations, but they lose much of their effectiveness being separate from the story. The computer is just a tool to help you see ideas more clearly. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Start reading Lauren Ipsum on your Kindle in under a minute. It’s a way to bring creative projects to life. It is cute, has some funny bits, and moves at a nice pace.


Other editions – View all Lauren Ipsum: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways ipskm order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. So I bought this on a lark and loved reading it. One person found this helpful. The book is mostly written, and Ytaelena is working on the illustrations and layout.

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Only a programmer would understand all the references, but it’s written for beginners to enjoy. You can also play caflos computer science without you-know-what. A story about computer science and other improbable things.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. I was confused through much of the book as the jargon was not similar to what I know and use – but I kept going.

Essentially Phantom Tollbooth for computer science concepts.

I feel I should warn you: He now writes bad jokes about algorithms and dinosaurs.

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