Blackout

Blackout

by John Rocco

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Overview

One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up to the roof to escape the heat, they find the lights — in stars that can be seen for a change — and so many neighbors it's like a block party in the sky! On the street below, people are having just as much fun — talking, rollerblading, and eating ice cream before it melts. The boy and his family enjoy being not so busy for once. They even have time to play a board game together. When the electricity is restored, everything can go back to normal . . . but not everyone likes normal. The boy switches off the lights, and out comes the board game again. Using a combination of panels and full bleed illustrations that move from color to black-and-white and back to color, John Rocco shows that if we are willing to put our cares aside for a while, there is party potential in a summer blackout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423121909
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 118,989
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: BR (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

John Rocco is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including Wolf! Wolf!, winner of the Borders Original Voices Award for best picture book; Moonpowder; Blizzard, and Blackout, a winner of the Caldecott Honor.

Rocco also illustrated Whoopi Goldberg's Alice and the covers for Rick Riordan's internationally bestselling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles,The Heroes of Olympus and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He also was the illustrator for both #1 New York Times bestsellers Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. Most recently, Rocco's his first Young Adult novel, Swim That Rock, was a finalist for the New England Book Award.

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