By Dr. John Hutton, Illustrated by Andrea Kang

Baby Unplugged


14 Pages, 5.5 x 5.5

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: May 2011

ISBN 9781936669011

Price: $7.99
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Dedicated to simple yet developmentally stimulating icons and experiences of childhood, this series encourages children to have fun discovering the world through the real world rather than through screen-based media. That wild, wonderful childhood ecosystem called the yard is the subject of this board book. Whether turning pages or turning over rocks, kids are sure to be inspired to become naturalists and explorers.


“These books work on so many levels, with poetry to hear, pictures to talk about, and a powerful message. They give children just the sort of delightful and mind-expanding experiences they need, while leading parents to see the child’s world through a creative and joyful lens. Wonderful medicine for an overly electronic age!”  —Dr. Robert Needlman, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and cofounder, Reach Out and Read

"Baby Unplugged is a movement that adds to our wish to advance the best possible development for all children 0–3 and expands into preschool and early reader/word development skills. The patterns and concepts explored are more than just another board book and purposefully present topics and skill sets for this developmental level. I highly recommend them to parents, caregivers and child-lovers in general!”  —Dr. Joe Leanza, MD, MHS, FAAP, Springdale-Mason Pediatrics Associates

Author Biography

Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, author, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore and decafé in Cincinnati, Ohio, and affiliate site blue manatee boxes. He is the founder of the blog Baby Unplugged, whose mission is to help keep children screen-free until age three and promote healthy, developmentally stimulating alternatives. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andrea Kang is a toy designer and the illustrator of all the books in the Baby Unplugged series. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.


Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold MedalWinner, Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year 2012