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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 9781936669004

Rights: WOR

blue manatee press (May 2011)

Price: $7.99


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. In praise of beloved blankets through the ages and their many uses, this book is an ode to their snuggly, cuddly, lost, found, oft-stinky glory. It is sure to inspire superheroes to save the day, tea party guests to enjoy their snacks, and lots of serene gazing out of the window.


“I am so excited about these books. When you combine the bright colors and the simplistic drawings with the fun rhymes, you’ve got an engaging book that is perfect to read with infants and toddlers. This is the kind of book you can read while they wander around. Infants and toddlers love blankets, and this is a way to have some fun with them. If you’re child doesn’t have a favorite blanket before you read this, they will afterward!”  —Terry Doherty, Reading Tub Family Bookshelf

"I have recently reviewed books in the Baby Unplugged series to my delight! Blanket explores the bonding experience of the baby phase. It has simple pictures with natural scenes that peak an infant’s and toddler’s interest and useful word development patterns. It provides opposites schemes for preschoolers and simple, stylized wording for the early reader. The length is perfect for maintaining interest at all developmental levels."  —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