FRIDAY BOOK SHARING!
What are you reading today?
Well, the weather doesn’t make sense I know, since it has turned chilly where I live and this book is set in summer time, but I just can’t resist! I love this book! If you haven’t read Blackout, by John Rocco, you need to head to the library. Blackout is the story of a summertime blackout in the city, when everyone is much to busy with their own projects to talk, play, or eat together. But when the lights go out, everything changes. Suddenly, the family is together and making shadow puppets, playing games, and hunting for stars outside above the rooftops. A great story about the importance of imagination, small moments, and time spent with family (away from electricity and all of the electronics that dominate our lives!). The illustrations in Blackout are special. Some pages are panels while others are full bleed illustrations. All of them capture the darkness and the light in ways that delight and surprise the reader. You will find yourself revisiting the illustrations, wondering just how the artist managed to show the shadow puppets, the darkened streets and the play of flashlights, the excitement of children in night sky – all with spectacular detail and imagery! A beautiful book indeed.