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Blip is always plugged into her computer--until one day a blackout forces her outdoors, and she discovers that the real world is a lot more interesting then she realized.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2017]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781338187373
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Ant
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm


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Robot learns what it's like to leave the house and explore outside.

In this picture book, a robot learns what it is like to unplug and see the real world.

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May 29, 2019

It's a cute book, with topical content and easy-to-understand imagery and text. My 2 y/o loved it. The book doesn't vilify technology, but shows that it's 2 ways of experiencing the world, and what Blip seems to value is the friendship. The last page kind of breaks suit, though, with the computer cable snaking around for Blip, kind of scary, so I skip that one.

May 12, 2019

This was a cute book that is a good reminder for children that as fun as screens can be, it's also good and fun to get outside to engage with the real world, too!

samcmar Oct 11, 2018

This is a wonderfully sweet little story about a robot that gets unplugged and goes out into the world to enjoy life. This book is a reminder that while technology is helpful in our lives, that we should learn to savor time without it. Blip the robot has some wild adventures and this is a great storytime read.

JCLHeatherM Sep 11, 2018

Blip the robot sees the world in bright colors when she ventures outside and 'unplugs' from the tech world to enter the real one.

nmaryann May 18, 2018

A gentle reminder for young readers to engage in healthy living, and "unplug" in order to make time for the world of outside play.

laurendouglass May 14, 2018

A very cute picture book about a robot named Blip and her adventures away from her screen. I loved this book, as did my eight year old, and it gets extra points for:

1. The robot protagonist is a girl.
2. It doesn't demonize screen time to promote unplugged time. Technology can be good, unplugged time can be good. Balance and variety of experience is what's important.

coloradobuck Mar 21, 2018

A great reminder that we need to get our kids outside more often and into the real world instead of spending all their time in front of a screen. Loved how the world changed to color once the main character found itself outside!

VaughanPLAlexK Mar 11, 2018

I loved this book! In today's world, I rarely see children outside playing, enjoying the day, or exploring - they're always cooped up inside on their devices, playing video games, glued to their iPads, or texting their friends. Sometimes, you need to "unplug" yourself and get outside, experience the world and remove yourself from all things technology. It's a big world out there and it can be just as fun and just as exciting as any video game.


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May 12, 2019

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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