Blackout

Author(s): John Rocco

Picture Books

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.

$29.99(AUD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781423121909
  • : Hyperion
  • : Hyperion Books for Children
  • : May 2011
  • : 286mm X 240mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 40
  • : Hardback
  • : John Rocco