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Baby Unplugged: Ball

"Snowball, clay ball, game ball, play ball!”

Whether imagining big sport dreams or playing in the backyard, fun and adventure abound with Baby Unplugged: Ball. Updated text and brand-new illustrations will have readers of all ages rediscovering the joy and fun to be had with beach balls, baseballs, snowballs, and more! A perfect read for inspiring healthy, active play.

From the Baby Unplugged™ series, winner of a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year! Celebrating icons of childhood, rooted in how developing brains work. Kids need and learn best through real experiences, real people, and exploring the real world. Technology can wait. Unplug, tune in, and have fun!



"In this energetic addition to the Baby Unplugged line, Hutton deploys an appropriately bouncy series of rhymes to celebrate balls of every shape, size, and type... Jones’s carefully detailed, warmly appealing images switch up the settings from page to page, bringing readers from the beach to the playground and a backyard as kids of different ethnic backgrounds toss balls to each other, play fetch, and try different sports." - Publisher's Weekly
"A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series." - Kirkus Reviews
“In rhyming text and energetic illustrations, kids of varied ages and skin tones play in a variety of settings (backyard, blacktop schoolyard) and seasons (with snowballs and beach balls). A few surprising choices — 'tiny ball' is a blueberry, 'odd ball' a pumpkin, 'not ball' a block — enliven the pattern, building to the good-night ending..." - The Horn Book
"I especially loved Ball because it has such a great rhythm and rhyme!" - Jennifer Green, Green Bean Books, Portland, OR


Mom's Choice Award

Mom's Choice Award

Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

Creative Child Magazine
Book of the Year


Publication Information

List Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-42-4
Publication Date: April 2016
Format: Board book
Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5"
Page Count: 14
Ages: 0-3
Series: Baby Unplugged


About the Author: 

Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician, clinical research fellow, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore. His research foci are the effect of shared reading on brain development, general early and pediatric health literacy, and the health effects of electronic media on young children, as well as the importance of a solid foundation in words and play. Learn more at www.BabyUnplugged.com.

About the Illustrator: 

Sarah Jones is an author and illustrator living in Cincinnati, OH. She loves creating in her studio and leading story time at the award-winning blue manatee children's bookstore. Learn more at www.sarahluciajones.com.