“A party was going on there too. And no one was busy.”
I used to love when the power would go out as a child. I thought it was so much fun all the games i would get to play with my family because of it. This was a nice book that sparks good memories
Blackout by John Rocco was written in 2011. This book brings feelings of nostalgia as the reader looks back on the times when the power had gone out at their house and you‘d have to find ways to pass the time. The illustrations are also beautifully done and remind me of Van Gohs Starry Night.
Blackout by John Rocco was written in 2011 and is an award winning book. This book was super interesting and had a good message. We are all so caught up in all the things we have to do, but sometimes we need something to happen to draw us out of it like the black our in this story. It kind of showed how everyone was having so much more fun without their electronics and I think today that is a huge part of our world. Good message for young minds.
Blackout is RF. One night in the city the power goes out leaving the family with no television, no phones, and no computers. What are they going to do? They head to the roof and see that a block party has began...
I believe this would be a great Read Aloud.
Award: Caldecott honor
EL: great illustration/ easy read
The first few items that stood out to me consisted of the colors used and the texture of the pages. This was a very pleasant read that had a joyful, heartwarming storyline. This book is written for ages 4-8 and I believe that is just right. It has a comic book style to it (few words, blocks of scenes rather than whole page images). A fun read focusing on spending quality time with loved ones.
This book was written in 2011. The illustrations are extremely vibrant and have the urge to draw an audience in due to the cover. As the darkness approaches, the views of the bright stars appear. This helps the reader to continue the adventure in the dark setting. This book would be fun to read in a fort with all the lights off!
The power has been out for an hour now - after a very strange evening of thunder, lightning and rain in the Bay Area. In September! My boys had fun reading by torchlight!
Well, this certainly changed my evening plans. 😕 I was going to cook dinner and read one of my new Christmas books. At least I have a new title available on my nook ready to go, and I guess I will be looking for someplace open for takeout.
Apparently I'll be reading something on my kindle tonight, since the power is out and I've yet to unpack a flashlight or any candles but this one... I was really looking forward to watching Mo Farah run too...