Blackout by John Rocco
Summary: On a hot summer night in the city a young boy has trouble finding someone to play with him. Mom is on the computer, Dad is cooking in the kitchen. His sister is on the phone. Everyone is just too busy . . . until the lights go out.
What I liked about the book: I LOVE the illustrations. I’m very surprised this book didn’t win the Caldecott (though I do love A Ball for Daisy.) You might not think that a book about the dark could be colorful, but this one is. The illustrations work hand in hand with the words to tell a great story about not only how a crisis can become a positive event, but also a story about the importance of “unplugging” every once in a while.
What I didn’t like about this book: I loved it all and I will be ordering it for the Endeavour Library.