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A delightful picture book about the wonders of all the fun you can have inside AND outside, by the award-winning Steve Antony, author of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn't it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED? By Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Published: 8th March 2018
Number of Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 9781444934168

Age Ranking
  1. #193 of 2454 books for 4 year olds
  2. #217 of 2007 books for 5 year olds
  3. #599 of 897 books for Babies
  4. #1385 of 1938 books for 7 year olds
  5. #1900 of 2018 books for 6 year olds
7 Book reviews
18th April '18
Elijah B. read it aged 5
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5 stars
This book is utterly delightful. Elijah 5, thoroughly enjoys reading the story aloud to me and his 8-year-old sister. BLIP, who looks like a friendly little computer, discovers the wonderful world of outdoors when a power-cut takes her away from her usual screen time inside the house. We love the beautiful illustrations, and the contrast between the indoors black & white pages, and the colours of being outside, is very clever! A lovely quality, fun book with a good message...(I notice Unplugged is still on the sofa several days later so is obviously a favourite). 
Thank you for our free copy Toppsta.
We love it!
11th April '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4
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5 stars
What a lovely book! And very needed these days! I talk to my daughter quite a bit about screen time and how we should have to much and this story is great for explaining that there is so much for her to see and do in the world. 
We really like the little computer character Blip who loves playing on her computer all the time. One day there is a power cut and Blip is forced outside to play, discovering she can do all the things she liked on her computer in the beautiful outdoors and with friends. I liked the ways the outdoor pictures echoed the ones from her playing on her computer and my daughter's favourite was the page with all the different things they do, we have to list them all when we get to that part. 
A very good book I would recommend to anyone trying to find a balance for their child with technology. 
18th April '18
I read it to EricPeter aged 4 & to EdmundRobert aged 9 months
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5 stars
We could not have enjoyed this book more! As soon as we opened the parcel, my four-year old son fell in love with Blip and wanted to find out what happened in the story. It was interesting to see his reaction as he went from initially thinking what she was doing on the computer looked amazing, to realising that what she did outdoors was even better. The black and white vs. colour helped to reinforce the difference. Computers lure us in but ultimately do not provide the same joy as frolicking outdoors!
As a parent I think this book has come at the right time; children are constantly tempted by screen time and it is so important to bring them up with a love of the outdoors. The delightful illustrations in the book really helped show how wonderful non-screen-time can be. 
The language in this story was just at the right level for my pre-schooler to start picking out words to read himself, and I liked the way the sentences were often laid out to mimic their meaning (i.e. going upstairs and downstairs). 
All in all, this book is a keeper; we really loved it!
11th April '18
I read it to Noah aged 7 & to Flynn aged 4
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5 stars
Blip is a little robot who loves being plugged into her computer. She likes all the different things to do on the computer and could stay on it all day (and often does). One day when there is a power cut Blip literally stumbles outside and encounters a whole new world. Will she be able to find anything exciting to do outside or will Blip want to go back inside to her computer? We really enjoyed reading this book and I think parents and children alike will identify with its key message. It can be easy for everyone to get tangled up in electronics and forget what it's like outside and what fun can be had. We especially liked the juxtaposition of black and white pages when inside and the colour pages when outside. A wonderful book that is great fun to read.
13th April '18
I read it (an adult) & to Oscar2012 aged 5
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5 stars
Blip is our new best friend we have had the book 3 days now and we must have read the book 10+ times
We love blip living life in black and white, a lovely boring life until his life changes with a power cut, a fantastic book to explain there is more to life than computer games and T.V, and why there is never a no at the end of can I play out, this book is beautifully written and illustrated 
18th March '18
I read it to Kerfuffle aged 4
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5 stars
My 4 year old son loves this story. He spends a lot of time wanting to play computer games and this was a great way of a friendly character giving the message that there are so many other things to see in the world! Blip the main character is friendly and funny and a real hit with my son. He's just learning to read and this book was accessible for him to read some words himself 
16th April '18
I read it to AlexK aged 6 & to BobbyK aged 5
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4 stars
This was a lovely story about Blip who is always plugged into her computer screen. Until one day there is a power cut and she has to go outside to play. I liked how when she was on a screen the illustrations were in black & white but as soon as she went outside the illustrations were in colour, a great touch. It helped create conversations with my 6 & 5 year olds about screen time and how much they can have, an issue I'm sure a lot of parents will have with there children.  
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