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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: June 2012

ISBN 9781936669080

Rights: WOR

blue manatee press (Jun 2012)

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. No matter the gift, boxes are what kids want to play with. This book celebrates the endless possibilities of playing with boxes and is sure to inspire the next generation of architects, artists, scientists, and reduce-reuse-recyclers.


“Both boys and girls will get a kick out of the visual impact of Box, a paean to the wonders of the boxes in which gifts are packed. . . . These are clever uses of boxes, and the whole concept of the book is clever as well: it is part of a series intended to provide real-experience-based ideas to counterbalance all the electronics and other technology in so many families’ everyday lives.”  —

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