Meet Blip. Blip loves being plugged into her computer. When a blackout occurs, Blip trips over her wire and tumbles outside. Suddenly, Blip’s gray world is filled with color and excitement. She plays with her new friends and has adventures all day long. When Blip finally returns home, she realizes that the world can be even brighter once you unplug.
This little robot, Blip, ends up getting unplugged during a blackout and tumbles her way outside, where she enjoys the outdoors and makes new friends. After a fun day, she goes back home and plugs back into the computer she loves, but misses being unplugged. I like that this book portrays the message of being unplugged without being preachy, and I loved that the illustrations are all black and white until Blip goes outside.
Steve Antony is the popular author and illustrator of <i>Please, Mr. Panda</i>; <i>I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda</i>; <i>Thank You, Mr. Panda</i>; <i>The Queen’s Hat</i>; <i>Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles</i>; and <i>Betty Goes Bananas</i>. <i>The Queen’s Hat</i> was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. Steve lives in Swindon, England. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.