Another cutting edge technology book for kids. Actually, this is more etiquette for the telephone. Oh how I wish that people actually practiced etiquette with cell phones, but that rant is for another day.
In this particular tale, we are treated to some phone etiquette from a fairy called Ringalina. (I kid you not!) She instructs the Willis children, Lily and Willy, on how to use the phone. The drama comes when Mrs. Willis leaves 7 year old Lily and her younger brother Willy alone while she runs next door. Of course the phone rings and out pops the phone fairy Ringalina to pass on words of wisdom. Never tell someone on the phone you are alone, take a message, don’t call long distance (it’s too expensive), and of course be polite. Where Child Protective Services is in all of this drama is NOT addressed.
Decent message for 1986, but not very useful for 2012.