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.
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mariekagreene - LibraryThing
A book with a wonderful, though relatively subtle, message. Yaccarino definitely leaves some points up for discussion. The illustrations are very stylized and felt a little to "50's" for such a modern ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Marinam77 - LibraryThing
A wonderful story that reminds us that computers can't teach us everything. They can provide information on a lot of things but can't teach us how to communicate in real life, how to make friends, how ... Read full review