Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus is a really interesting book. It takes place in a computer over one minute and describes what happens inside a computer in a more “cutesy” way geared so kids can understand it. There are several technical terms used throughout the book with a dictionary of all the terms in the end of the book to help you learn once you have read everything.
The book is under 100 pages and seems to be a bit long considering the action really only takes place over one minute. But it also shows you just how quickly things can happen inside of your computer when you get a virus.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.
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 Together with his Recycle Bin friends—outdated, buggy programs—Zuto sets off to save his world.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.