Book Review: Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time

Last week I recieved the book “Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time” by Stacy C. Bauer. I purchased it when Stacy ran her pre-order campaign on Kickstarter. It immediately caught my attention because of the topic. During the school year I teach Technology, so this is a topic I talk about ALL the time with my kiddos.

The story takes place when Cami and Wyatt were playing with their new devices. They were so excited and so enthralled with it that they passed up opportunities to do the things they normally love to do. They missed out on hanging out with friends, the ice cream truck, a fishing expedition with Dad, and Mom’s yummy cookies.

When the power goes out unexpectedly at dinner, Cami and Wyatt must find another way to spend their time. With games of Hide-and-Seek, flashlight stories and board games, they were able to take their minds off the dark room.

When Mom and Dad explain their worries to Cami and Wyatt about their excessive screentime, they all find a way to solve the problem without having to give up their devices indefinitely.

I really enjoyed the fact that this story shows there is a balance. It doesn’t indicate chosing one activity over the other but they discover ways to spend their time instead of staying on the devices all day.

This book is a nice, calm and fun way to break the topic of screentime to your kids without seeming too “preachy”about it. Definitely put this on your To Read List.

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Meet Author Stacy C. Bauer

I was very excited to meet up with author and teacher Stacy C. Bauer. She has two fun books out titled Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff and Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets. You can see my reviews here. I also put a copy of the interview in my newsletter (when you sign up, you get a first look at the interviews along with free coloring pages and a lesson plan on shadows.)

Welcome Stacy! Thank you for coming by. Let’s get started!

When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?

SB: I’ve been writing since I was a child, but really realized I wanted to publish a book “for real” after college.

What does your writing schedule look like?

SB: I have two small children and am a full time teacher, so I really don’t have a schedule. I write when I can, which mostly is at 10:00 PM

What are your favorite books to read?

SB: I love young adult fantasy and historical fiction.

What have you found to be the most difficult thing about writing?

SB: Not enough time!! And I would love to have someone manage the marketing and financial side of things — so much to juggle!

What has been your favorite thing about writing?

SB: I love to see the finished product after I have spent a year on it.

What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

SB: Research! Learn as much as you can from author Facebook groups and other authors.

Thanks again for stopping by Stacy!

You can follow Stacy C. Bauer on Facebook , Instagram or at her Website