Flashlight

by Lizi Boyd

A backyard nighttime adventure is illuminated by the beam of a single flashlight... read more

A backyard nighttime adventure is illuminated by the beam of a single flashlight in a clever, captivating wordless picture book. The illustrations are mostly gray line drawings on black. The things captured in the beam of the child’s light are in full, muted color, and these are almost always nocturnal creatures: mice, bats, owl, skunks, porcupine, fox, fish, and others. Each time the child moves the light, something else is revealed. Die cuts offer peek-throughs that draw attention to other things to notice in the still-dark. A full moon illuminates birch trees, and a luna moth can be followed, without illumination, across the pages of a story that ends with a surprising twist that will bring another smile. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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