Remember Me
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Blackout
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AGE
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7 
READABILITY
1.1 
PAGES
40 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781423121909
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With few or no words on these pages, the reader feels the hot, sticky night in the family's apartment, along with the boy's growing frustration. Everyone is TOO BUSY to play a game. And then the lights go out. As the family ventures outside its "normal" box for entertainment, they discover the pleasure of each other's company. Wonderfully told and illustrated.
Publisher Summary
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

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.
 
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