Todd's parents, like many modern parents, are very busy people. They both work ever so hard, and sometimes, no matter how hard they try, they simply don't have the time to spend with Todd that they would like. Todd, like many children, spends more time with his TV than he does with his well-meaning parents.
Todd's Mom and Dad are trying their best to figure out who can make Todd’s parent-teacher conference, between meetings and working late, when a voice from the other room calls out "I can take him!" It's the TV who steps up, after all he spends the most time with Todd and is able to answer all the teacher's questions and address the teacher's concerns. Todd's TV takes over, allowing Todd's parents to concentrate on their busy lives, comfortable in the knowledge that their beloved son is in good hands.
Life goes along merrily until the day Todd's TV decides that it wants to legally adopt the boy. Todd's parent's panic! They love their son and do not want to lose him. Todd himself misses his parents too; although he is very fond of the TV. It is Todd who sees a solution: how about his parents take a bold and drastic step and turns the TV OFF!!!!! Delightfully funny; in no way preachy, this book will make your family think twice before turning the TV ON.
Reviewed by Antonia