Can Dot and her family make it through a rainy day without any tech?
It’s pouring rain, and the power’s gone out at Dot’s house. Should they take it as a challenge to honor the National Day of Unplugging? Playing outside is out of the question, and so is using the many devices Dot is accustomed to. But what might the basement hold? Dot, her friend Hal, Mom, Dad, and Scratch find lots of exciting stuff, including an old spinner game. It turns out it’s super fun to watch Dad do charades, Mom speed-sculpt from clay, Hal tweet-sing a song, and Dot hunt for something surprising. Their improvised game keeps them so entertained, they just might decide to stay unplugged a bit longer!
The story will work equally well as a lapsit or a read-aloud to a group…Readers/listeners should be encouraged to suggest and engage in other device-free pursuits. Yank those plugs, everyone. Connect with family and friends instead. —Kirkus Reviews
Zuckerberg sends an undisguised message to technology-mesmerized families: Put down the electronics occasionally, and take time to connect with others. —School Library Journal