By Dan Yaccarino
Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Unpaged picture book.
Doug is a young robot whose very smart parents want him to know all there is to know about the world. So, as they leave for work each day, they plug Doug in to download knowledge. One morning, as Doug downloads information about city life, he happens to see a real live pigeon on his windowsill. Curious, he unplugs, and flies out the window to explore the vibrant, bustling city outside. On Doug's day out, he gains real knowledge as he experiences the city and its people. Yaccarino's art is bright and lively, and his story is a gentle reminder to unplug and see the real world.