Must Read Children’s Book: Doug Unplugged
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. With his red power pack allowing him to fly, he scatters a flock of pigeons and zooms up to the top of a skyscraper to view his surroundings. He explores the subway; walks among people on the crowded streets; and experiences other sights, sounds, and smells. He even plays with a human boy in the park. Best of all, he now knows how to show his mother and father he loves them by greeting them with a big hug! Doug learns amazing things by doing and seeing and touching and listening—and above all, by interacting with a new friend.
Dan Yaccarino’s funny story of robot rebellion is a great reminder that sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.
About the Author: Dan Yaccarino has written and illustrated over three dozen children’s books and has had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious names in children’s literature, including Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, Kevin Henkes and Patricia MacLaughlin. Dan has also had the honor of being invited to the White House to share his books and to participate in the annual Easter festivities. Dan has created and produced Nickelodeon’s animated series, Oswald, as well as Willa’s Wild Life and is the character designer behind Nickelodeon’s The Backyardigans. Currently, Dan is writing and illustrating more books and is developing more television as well as feature film projects.