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A high-tech robot boy enjoys a day of low-tech fun on the farm. When he unplugs, Doug discovers a whole world of what's possible. Soon to be the basis of an animated series from DreamWorks and Apple TV! 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 ReviewShow more
It's easy being a robot, if you play by all the rules-but when Doug gets curious, he decides to unplug and forge his own path. And he discovers a whole world of what's possible. Soon to be the basis of an animated series from DreamWorks and Apple TV! 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. Praise for Doug Unplugged: 'A gentle robotic rebellion.' -USA Today A sweet tale . . . Yaccarino [is] especially good at slipping in the small, nourishing details that are savored upon repeated readings.' -The New York TimesShow more
Billy and Goat are best friends, but they have different styles. Billy likes to smell the roses - Goat likes to eat them! So it's no surprise that they have different ideas of how to enjoy the state fair. For Billy, the crowds and the noise are pretty intimidating. He's happy to wait in the livestock pens until the best-goat contest begins. But Goat's not one to sit when he could run. Faster than you can say butter sculpture, Goat's out of the pen and leading Billy on a merry chase. When Billy finally catches up to him, he's relieved, but also amazed. The fair is awesome! They may have missed Goat's chance to win best in show, but for Billy it’s never been more clear - his best friend is the best goat ever!Show more
Not everyone loves lawn ornaments. But Pearl was different. Pearl was their friend - the only human who knew they were real. So when Pearl's family moves and (shockingly!) leaves their pink flamingo, deer, gnome, and lawn jockey behind, Flo, Betty, Norm, and Jack know what they must do. They must find Pearl no matter how long and perilous the journey. Through cities and suburbs, over mountains and through swamps, the ornaments make their dangerous way. They survive storms and menacing gargoyles. They get directions from weather vanes and other statuary. And always, always, they must avoid the dreaded trash truck! “…Kirby Heybourne [is impressive]” - School Library Journal (audio review)Show more
Oswald the Octopus is moving to Big City. His pet dog, Weenie, is coming too. All their things are packed in Oswald's big red car, even his piano. But when they get to their new home, they need lots of help moving the heavy piano. By the time Harry the penguin, Daisy the daisy, a snowman, and the Egg Twins help them, Oswald and Weenie have made many new friends. Now everyone is hungry. Can they find something yummy to eat? Dan Yaccarino, author and illustrator of many books for children, is the creator of the Oswald preschool series on Nick Jr. This colorful book is filled with the laughs, barks and other happy sounds of Oswald and his friends. L.J. Ganser's spirited narration adds extra sparkle to each line.Show more
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