In order for third graders to truly understand the genius of Steve Jobs, it takes rugged illustrations and a book cover featuring Apple's Co-founder sporting a ginormous cranium. That's because smart people have really big brains and carry an iPhone.
Although "Who Was Steve Jobs?" is a children's book aimed at 3rd to 6th graders — the content under cover does a stellar job detailing the history of Jobs, but does not fail to cover facts on Steve Wozniak, including his 1981 plane crash that led to an extended leave of absence from Apple.
While this book by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso is meant for kids, I'm certain serious Macheads will discover "Who Was Steve Jobs?" to be a collectible gift that keeps on giving.
I was surprised to find the storytelling digging into more obscure details on Jobs' life which includes girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, sister mona Simpson and even an illustration and description of Jobs uttering his last words from his death bed.
"According to Steve's sister Mona Simpson, a few hours before he died, Steve looked at his sister Patti, then his children, and then Laurene. He said: "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." Those were the last words he spoke."
The book even manages to highlight the makeshift memorials launched by mourning fans at Apple store locations around the world when Jobs died on October 5, 2011.
With two feature films about Jobs currently in production, I would expect even more books to hit the shelves as long as there's a boatload of money to made from his profound legacy.