When there’s a blackout in the city, everyone has to go to the roof to find the lights.  A street party ensues and the melting ice-cream is free, so when the lights go back on, normal is not enticing.  One family prefers not to go back to normal in John Rocco’s Blackout.  With big, wide pictures and short, simple text, this book is a winner.

Talk about historical power-outages or if you should be caught in a blackout, write a flashlight poem.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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