Doug Unplugged

Sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.

By Dan Yaccarino Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino Read by Chris Patton Children’s Fiction / Fiction English Age group 3-8 6m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD November 26, 2013 $22.99 $22.99 9780977709809 Add to Cart

Part 1 of the Doug Unplugged series.

									Doug is a robot. His parents want him to be smart, so each morning they plug him in and start the information download. After a morning spent learning facts about the city, Doug suspects he could learn even more about the city by going outside and exploring it. And so Doug...unplugs. What follows is an exciting day of adventure and discovery. Doug learns amazing things by doing and seeing and touching and listening - and above all, by interacting with a new friend.

National Parenting Publications Award Silver Winner. "This book is perfect for Screen-Free Week or TV Turnoff Week and a not-so-gentle reminder to all of us (young and old) how much we each learn when we turn off the gadgets that surround us." - National Parenting Publications Awards

3 1/2 stars. “[Incorporates] fun urban sound effects with neat imagery…Highly recommended.” - Video Librarian

"Yaccarino’s illustrations are a delight to examine up close, and Chris Patton reads the story in a rich, enthusiastic voice that nicely captures Doug’s thrill in experiencing new things." - School Library Journal (video review)

"Yaccarino's retro palette and style suit this robot tale to a T. A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living." - Kirkus Reviews

"Yaccarino's streamline-smooth illustrations - bright blocks of color defined by swooping black lines - conjure a playful contemporary environment; without preaching, he comments smartly on children's screen time and the necessity of outdoor play and exploration." - Publishers Weekly

"The expression of sheer joy as Doug, all widemouthed enthusiasm, scatters a flock of pigeons or plays with a new friend is enough to convince any reader that unscripted learning is still the most satisfying way to plug into the world around us." - Booklist

"Yaccarino documents Doug's journey with simple and appealing art created with brush and ink on vellum and photoshop, capturing the young robot's energy and enthusiasm." - Shelf Awareness

"This charming title shows the importance of balance between virtual and real-life experiences." - School Library Journal

National Parenting Publications Award Winner - Awards

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