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Rocco, John

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.
Publisher: New York :, Disney/Hyperion Books,, [2011], ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1423121902
Branch Call Number: FICTION Roc
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A young boy just wants to play a board game, going from family member to family member without any luck. But when all the distractions are gone, that game looks pretty tempting.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/blackout_rocco

Dec 23, 2012
  • MariePat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A good story that teaches us that we can have fun without electronics. Also teaches how neighbourhoods can come together and not be so isolated.

Nov 27, 2012
  • emilymelissabee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A gorgeous book that tells the story that I also have from my adolescence during the blackout - it's a time when families and neighbourhoods truly come together. Who knew electricity got in the way of so much fun?

Nov 02, 2012
  • El_Gato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous book! The illustrations are fantastic and the story reminds us to slow down and connect with the ones we love. Will be adding this our home collection!

Aug 15, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A wonderful story about how a blackout can mean family time in this hectic world.

Jul 07, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Son is terrified of blackouts but this book made him smile :)

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011


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Apr 08, 2012
  • fiferboy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

fiferboy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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