Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“A normal, busy night in the big city becomes something beautiful when all the lights go out. A young girl just wants someone to play a game with her, but her family members have other things to do. Disappointed, she sits down to play video games, but is surprised when the power all over the city goes out. The whole city becomes still, and her family finds ways to entertain themselves -- together. This wonderfully illustrated story focuses on spending time together as a family and knowing when it's alright to simply slow down and enjoy life!”
— Amanda Snow, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
About the Author
John Rocco (www.roccoart.com) has held a wide variety of jobs in his life, from working in the shell fishing industry, to designing attractions for Walt Disney World's Epcot, to creating illustrations for the DreamWorks movie "Shrek." Since 2005 his focus has been on creating children's books, such as Wolf! Wolf!, a Borders Original Voices Award-winner; Moonpowder; and Fu Finds the Way. He has also created the cover artwork for Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Kane Chronicles series. John and his family live in Brooklyn, New York, where they have experienced their share of memorable summer blackouts.