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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, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423121909
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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FPL_Angela Mar 26, 2021

A sweet story about a blackout that causes a family to come closer and find the light within each other. Important themes such as togetherness and the importance of enjoying the company of loved ones can be found in this book!

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

One summer's night when the power goes out, a family discovers fun doesn't have to be plugged in. Stars and ice cream included!

CRRL_CraigG Jun 26, 2015

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.

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Apr 06, 2015

Good story that shows that you don't have to have electronics to be happy. And perhaps when you are without power and forced to be without , well that can be a whole lot more fun and everyone interacts . The neighborhood has a great time without the distraction of powered devices.

MariePat Dec 23, 2012

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.

emilymelissabee Nov 27, 2012

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

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!

forbesrachel Aug 15, 2012

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

YogiMumma Jul 07, 2012

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

jazs Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011


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Apr 08, 2012

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


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