Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Steve Antony
Illustrator: Steve Antony
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Blip likes being plugged into her computer. But one day, there is a blackout and Blip trips over her wire and tumbles outside. There, she discovers a whole new world where she makes friends and does lots of fun things. When she returns home, Blip still likes being with her computer, but she also has a newfound joy of being unplugged.
This book is a darling way to show that it is good to take time to unplug and be in real life with those around us. It doesn’t try to vilify technology, but portrays it as good and helpful while also pointing out the benefit of stepping away and enjoying the beauties of nature and developing solid relationships with friends. Adorable illustrations and simple text make it great for sharing with young children. Next time you think about plugging in, sit down and read this book. It will feel good to unplug.