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Baby Unplugged: Ball

"BIG ball. baby ball. Round ball. Maybe ball?”

A celebration of the ball in its 3-dimensional glory—from acorns to planets to the kind you kick and throw. Whether pondering or playing, fun and adventure abound!

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 - simple joys these icons provide. Technology can wait. Unplug, tune in, and have fun!



“These books work on so many levels, with poetry to hear, pictures to talk about, and a powerful message. They give children just the sort of delightful and mind-expanding experiences they need, while leading parents to see the child’s world through a creative and joyful lens. Wonderful medicine for an overly electronic age!” - Dr. Robert Needlman, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, revising co-author of Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, author of Dr. Spock’s Baby Basics, and co-founder, Reach Out and Read. 
“I love technology. Yet, when it comes to babies, toddlers and kids, I’m a bit reluctant to let them love it too. Sure, my kids watch t.v. and play video games at times, but, I also believe kids need to be kids. They need to explore, run outside, go on adventures and play. That’s why I really loved the concept of the Baby Unplugged book series…” - Local Fun for Kids, Philadelphia


Mom's Choice Award

Mom's Choice Award

Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year


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. www.BabyUnplugged.com

About the Illustrator: 

Andrea Kang is a toy designer and illustrator with degrees in fine art and art education from the Rhode Island School of Design. www.andreakang.com


Publishing Info:


Revised Edition found here

Publish Date: June 18, 2012
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 9781936669059