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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.

  • ISBN-13: 9781423121909
  • ISBN-10: 1423121902
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Dimensions: 11.27 x 9.43 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.06 pounds
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7