John Rocco (2011) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Award Books, NCCBA, Read Aloud, Realistic Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)
|Everyone is too busy to play a game
with a young boy on a summer's evening.
They are busy talking on cell phones,
using the computer and making dinner -
until the lights go out. Then, in cool
and glowing illustrations, the family
comes together. They use flashlights
inside, then go on the roof to see the
stars and their neighbors. The family
goes down to the street, where kids
play in sprays from fire hydrants and
eat ice cream before it all melts.
This multiple-award winning picture
book will make you think of blackouts
of the past and encourage a night off
the grid to spend with family.
Reviewed by: Kristi / Mountain Island Library
Comments from Readers
|Haley, age 8 from Arkansas
I think the book is really good.
|Agrim, age 23 from USA
It was awesome
|Ms Mac, age 43 from NC
One of our favorite books is `When Charlie McButton Lost Power.` We loved following it up with `Blackout` and seeing how much we can do without electricity!