Book Review: Blackout

29 Feb

Amazing illustrations follow one family on a hot, summer night when the power goes out.  I love how this book reminds all of us to slow down and remember to find the magic in the small wonders around us all of the time.  Whether it is going outside to look at the stars, telling a story using hand shadow puppets or just sitting around the table to play a board game, family time is important.  During research for this picture book, John Rocco interviewed several New York residents about what happened during a huge blackout in 2003.  Surprisingly he found that communities came together and truly found the magic in the stillness of the night.  See the book trailer which includes excerpts from some of his interviews here.  Do you have a similar story of family fun the last time the lights went out at your house?

Title:  Blackout

Author/Illustrator:  John Rocco

Publisher:  Disney Hyperion Books

ISBN:  978-142312190-9

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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Family, Picture Books


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