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"Grandma's First Computer" is a beautifully illustrated book which children of all ages will love and learn from. It tells an endearing story about a grandma who purchases a computer only to find herself in a perplexing situation; she knows nothing about computers. Will her grandson Timmy be able to help her?

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  • GRANDMA'S FIRST COMPUTER

    Written by Linda Hayes

    Illustrated by Acesgraphics

    Published by LuLu.com

    New Castle, DE

  • Copyright 2008

    Linda Hayes

    All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be

    reproduced or distributed, in any form, without the

    express written permission of the author.

    ISBN 978-0-557-01609-9

  • This book was inspired by, and is dedicated to,

    my son Lawrence and his Grandma Sylvia.

  • Grandma finally bought her first computer.

    She was very happy.

  • After it was delivered, Grandma nervously

    thought, Oh dear, now that I have a computer,

    how do I hook it up, and how do I use it?

  • Grandma asked her friends at the senior

    center for help, but just like Grandma, they knew

    nothing about computers.

  • Then one day, Grandma received a surprise

    visit from her grandson, Timmy.

  • Grandma, whats in the big box? Timmy

    asked.

    It's my very first computer, Grandma

    answered proudly; but I don't know how to hook it

    up or how to use it.

    I'll help you Grandma. Timmy said excitedly.

    It's easy.

  • Soon Timmy was busy hooking up Grandma's

    computer. First, he connected the monitor,

    the keyboard...

  • the speakers,

    and the modem (used to connect computers through a telephone line),

  • to the system unit (the brains of the computer).

    Then he plugged everything into the surge

    protector. (A cord with many plug outlets, which protects a computerfrom being damaged by too much electricity.)

  • Almost done, said Timmy. All I have to do

    now is connect the mouse.

  • MOUSE, shouted Grandma. Did you see a

    mouse? Oh my, she thought. Kitty must not be

    doing her job.

  • Not that kind of mouse Grandma, Timmy

    laughed. Im talking about the device used to move

    the cursor.

  • Curser, Grandma gasped. Then she scolded,

    If anyone tries to use bad language around here, I

    will wash their mouth out with soap!

  • No Grandma, Timmy quickly explained. A

    cursor is a movable symbol or pointer that shows

    your position on the screen.

  • Oh, silly me. Grandma said feeling rather

    embarrassed.

    Its okay Grandma, said Timmy. Now that

    your computer is all hooked up; it's time to connect

    to the web.

  • Oh my, Grandma declared. Mice, cursors,

    now spider webs! This is all so confusing!

  • Not spider webs, Timmy giggled. We're

    going to connect to the World Wide Web, otherwise

    known as the Internet.

    Timmy then held his head and sighed, Oh

    Grandma, you've got a lot to learn about

    computers.

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