I suspect both points of view are right in some ways. From the perspective of cultural change, the fear that ‘reading as we know it’ is over would be accurate, but only because life as we know it is always ending – it always has been and it always will be – that is the nature of the human condition. We do not live in a static cultural environment. It’s an environment that is more akin to a river than a pond. The technological changes in children’s picture books sometimes feel like the cultural equivalent of white water rapids, though. But what parent would send their child downstream alone? As an adult these changes can feel threatening, foreign and even unnecessary. But as a parent, it feels like an imperative to find a good raft that will hold both children and adults safely. Staying on the shore does not feel like an option.