Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blackout by John Rocco

One hot summer day in the city, the lights go out. Now what? Seems everyone has more time now that there are no distractions. A family climbs to the roof to discover the light - stars - up above. Then down to the street where a party has developed. Family fun with no distractions. But the electric is back on life returns to "normal" but not for long. Very important story given all the distractions in our lives today. Incredible illustrations (yup, Caldecott Comm. I agree with this one - they will be relieved) which truly extends the story, providing a better understanding. Love this one more after my initial reading some months ago.

Text: 4 Buckeye leaves (Perfect amount as not to distract from the illustrations)
Illustrations: 5 Buckeye Leaves

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