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Title:
Doug unplugs on the farm
Author:
Yaccarino, Dan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"Doug the robot takes a hands-on approach to learning about farm life when the family car gets stuck in a ditch on the way to visit the grandbots"--
Language:
English
Reading Level:
460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 169203.
ISBN:
9780385753289

9780385753296
Format :
Book

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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


Author Notes

Artist and freelance illustrator Dan Yaccarino graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1987.

Yaccarino's work has appeared in periodicals such as Rolling Stone, Playboy and New York magazine. AT&T, Mount Gay Rum, Gardenburger and other companies have used his images and illustrations in their advertising.

In 1993, Yaccarino published his first children's book, Big Brother Mike, and has since written or illustrated almost twenty more children's books.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Doug and his robot parents return, this time on their way to visit the grandbots until their car is forced into a ditch by a flock of errant sheep. Plugged in Doug, who is learning online during the drive, unplugs to help a distressed farm girl contain the sheep. He also helps with her other chores milking cows, gathering eggs, and watering the stinky pigs, giving actual experience to his vicarious online ones, while his parents try to figure out the car problem. But it is Doug who saves the day when he realizes that a horse that can pull a plow can also rescue their car from the ditch. It does, and they are on the way to the grandbots. The illustrations, simple shapings in pure, rich colors, were created with brush-and-ink and Adobe Photoshop. They successfully blend the traditional farm scenes with the more futuristic robots, proving that there is room on the farm for a hardworking, curious robot boy. A welcome addition to a new series.--Edmundson, Martha Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Dan Yaccarino's robot boy, Doug, is back in a new adventure. This time, he and his robot parents are driving to visit the grandbots on the farm, and Doug is plugged in to download information all about farms. However, an accident gives him the chance to unplug and apply his knowledge, and he discovers the real world has much more to offer than dry facts. Doug even gets a chance to solve a problem using what he knows. Yaccarino's uncluttered digital illustrations are simply animated as Chris Patton reads Yaccarino's uncomplicated text (Knopf, 2014) with a clear and gentle voice. Beginning readers will love Doug and hope that he has more delightful adventures to share with them.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.