Blip does everything on her computer, she loves being plugged in all day long. When there is a power cut Blip finds herself tumbling into the outside world. And Blip finds that she can experience all the same things outside as when she is plugged in inside…
Unplugged is an entertaining read that highlights the need for us all to be more unplugged. Blip is addicted to her screen and nothing will pry her away from it. Being forced outside is a wake-up moment for Blip as she experiences the joy of being outside, surrounded by nature and playing with friends. I love that Blip takes a souvenir from her day out back with her, something to remind her not to stay plugged in for too long and to go back outside.
There is a lovely contrast in the illustrations in this book. The plugged in world of Blip is illustrated in black and white whilst the outside unplugged world is in full colour. I understand the thoughts behind doing this but the plugged in world that children live in is full colour and more.
I love this book - so relevant for today’s society. In a world where we are glued to our screens, this is a reminder about all the fun we can have when we are unplugged.
Recommended for 4+.