Doug Unplugged

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 12, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald and Willa's Wild Life, and he designed the characters for The Backyardigans.

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