Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grade 1n/a1.0158
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.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on May 24, 2011 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423121902
ISBN-13: 9781423121909
5 Book Reviews
  • cokereader
    cokereaderover 1 year55 stars
    "Black out" it is a great book to read. Book is about family who suddenly lost the power one summer night. There was black out in the city. That night was different. The whole family spent time together having fun, playing games. They liked it so much that after power back on they switched off the lights and had more fun.This book is great, shows how spending time with family can be really fun.Book has a lot of nice illustrations. I recommend this book.
    • rosarioe
      rosarioeover 1 year55 stars
      Black out is about a black out that caused a family to start spending more time with there family and when the lights came on they didn't go back to what they were doing earlier they get stayed. I rate this book a 10/10
      • alannahb
        alannahbover 1 year55 stars
        It has a special meaning and I love the fact it about spending time with your family and love. U should read it! Plus this made me realize I should spend time with my family.
        • hanukofan
          hanukofanover 1 year55 stars
          i love this its a really good book if like spending time with your family read this book
          • ikyra_marie
            ikyra_mariealmost 9 years
            seems like a great book to read!All these books look really good!