Blizzard

Blizzard

$17.99
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Series: Around the Year in Picture Books, January Picture Books
Tag: January Picture Books
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Year: 2014
ISBN: 1423178653

**Description from Amazon: Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy's excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside...

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**Description from Amazon: Blizzard is based on John Rocco’s childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy’s excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood’s immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street. In between the boy watches his familiar landscape transform into something alien, and readers watch him transform into a hero who puts the needs of others first. John uses an increasing amount of white space in his playful images, which include a gatefold spread of the boy’s expedition to the store. This book about the wonder of a winter storm is as delicious as a mug of hot cocoa by the fire on a snowy day.

Praise for Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom

“With a light, humorous touch, Rocco reveals that sometimes the Kryptonite is all in your head.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Bold, colorful pen-and-ink illustrations burst with power from each spread in comic-book style. This story will make a feel-good impression on budding comic book/superhero fans.”
-School Library Journal

Praise for Blackout

“The plot line, conveyed with just a few sentences, is simple enough, but the dramatic illustrations illuminate the story…Not all young readers will have experienced a blackout, but this engaging snapshot could easily have them wishing for one.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The colorful pictures work beautifully with the book’s design. Rocco uses comic-strip panels and a brief text to convey the atmosphere of a lively and almost magical urban landscape. Great bedtime reading for a soft summer night.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

2012 Caldecott Honor Book
New York Times Notable Book
Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year
Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year


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