4.5 stars (out of 5) at AppTudes.com.TOP PICK by FunEducationalApps.com: "A superb and very inspiring e-book app for your kids to discover a fascinating story... Beautifully designed, well narrated, it will captivate your kids. A must-have book app that will empower your kids to think, build up confidence and show them that even if they feel different, lack confidence or are being bullied, there is always hope!""COOL TO BE CLEVER is an inspiring story that no parent or teacher should pass up and is highly recommended for children of all ages." -- AppsOnTapp.comIt's Cool to be Clever: the true story of Edson C. Hendricks, the genius who invented the design for the Internet.Bullied as a child, Edson Hendricks went on to create the forerunner to the Internet. IT'S COOL TO BE CLEVER tells the true story of an inquisitive schoolboy in the 1950s who is bullied because he is so smart. He finds comfort in an imaginary world where he has machine parts, and no biological organs or emotions. Years later, Edson's strange capacity to "think like a machine" helps him create a way for computers to communicate. His "connectionless" network design is used in today's Internet.Includes intriguing illustrations, story by Leanne Jones with narration by Edson Hendricks, and an original musical score. Read the latest info on preventing bullying at school. Loads of pre-Internet emails, anecdotes and other computer science archival material, 12 video interviews with Edson Hendricks and 3 audio interviews of author/composer Leanne Jones, exploration of the "genius" and "inventive" mind, predicting the future, first email virus, advice to programmers, the origin of tektites, and so much more.Ideal for all ages, especially clever children 6+ and anyone with an interest in Internet history and inventing. How was the Internet really invented? The inspiring true story is revealed for the first time in a most entertaining fashion with a bonus treasure trove of backstory research.Featured in articles in Quill & Quire, Victoria Times-Colonist, Vancouver Province, Ottawa Citizen and other news outlets.FEATURES a true inspiring story written by a former primary school teacher (now a private investigator), suitable for "chapter-book" reading level complete story narration by Edson Hendricks (with option for the app to turn the pages) bright child-appealing illustrations that "float" delightfully into position with each finger swipe the latest information about preventing schoolyard bullying from the Red Cross, The Council for Exceptional Children and the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports "teaching children of genius" advice from Leanne Jones Edson Hendricks' memories of being bullied as a child and by IBM managers "How my mind works" and "people who are different" interviews with a genius Hendricks' unorthodox insights into the origin of Earth's water and tektites original musical score 6 songs composed and performed on piano by Leanne Jones Hendricks interviewed: "genuine inventions", "predicting the future", "necessary situation for invention", "creating a network", "debugging", "naming VNET", "the first email virus", "advice to programmers" "Evolution of a Virtual Machine Subsystem", the 1979 IBM Systems Journal article by Hendricks and Hartmann chronicling the technical development of VNET into a world-wide network years before the Internet was launched dozens of anecdotes about creating VNET and meetings with Vint Cerf and other scientists trip reports, internal memos and documents detailing IBM's bungled opportunity 160k log of pre-Internet emails between scientists debating standards.