Doug Unplugs on the Farm (Hardcover)

By Dan Yaccarino

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780385753289, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2014

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Description

A high-tech robot boy enjoys a day of low-tech fun on the farm.
Doug and his parents are off to visit the grandbots. But when their journey is interrupted by some sheep in the road, Doug goes from downloading information about farm animals to actually interacting with them
Doug gets to learn by doing he herds sheep, milks a cow, gathers eggs, and then uses good old-fashioned horse sense to get their car back on the road.

Doug Unplugs on the Farm is a lively celebration of farm life and the value of hands-on learning that will encourage kids to go screen-free and explore the real world A terrific companion to Dan Yaccarino's first book of low-tech learning, Doug Unplugged.
Praise for Dan Yaccarino's Doug Unplugged:
Without preaching, Yaccarino] comments smartly on children's screen time and the necessity of outdoor play and exploration. Publishers Weekly
Yaccarino is especially good at slipping in the small, nourishing details that are savored upon repeated readings. . . . It's a sweet tale and true to the anti-technology, analog strain that runs through much of Yaccarino's work. The New York Times Book Review


About the Author

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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