ZUTO: THE ADVENTURE OF A COMPUTER VIRUS
about the book
Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus takes place inside a strange, little-known world: a personal computer, the perfect setting for a fast-paced, funny, one-minute-long story.
Zuto, a smart, sneaky computer virus, leads a happy life in his secret hiding place: the Recycle Bin. There, among heaps of junk full of surprising treasures, he plans his tricks. Everything changes when a far more malicious program invades the computer . . . and threatens to end all life in it. Together with his Recycle Bin friends—outdated, buggy programs—Zuto sets off to save his world.
Readers curious about the truth behind this rollicking adventure story will find it in the Zutopedia appendix, which explains concepts such as computer viruses, IP addresses, and binary numbers.
Zuto was first published in Israel, where it was recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education and voted in the top ten favorite books by children in grades 4-6 nationwide.
Want to read a cool book? Zuto is a virus. I hate computer viruses. Always seem to get one on my PC. This book makes me think twice about a virus. Zuto is a funny virus (Yes, I know he's not a real person, and computer viruses aren't really alive). This was a funny book. Mom got it from NetGalley to read and review and she let me help write the review. I liked the story. It's fast and fun, also helps kids understand basic info about computers.
I give Zuto 4 ice cream cones.