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ENOUGH OF THIS SILLINESS! ON TO -
PERFECT PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY! (Yar!)
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because I love “outdoor” books and this one is done very well!
Perfect Picture Book Friday! Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
2 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 12, 2014)
Opening and Synopsis- Flashlight is a wordless picture book
Taken from the inside jacket “Inside a tent it’s cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight!”
Why I liked this book-
I love when a wordless picture book is done really well! The illustrations in this book have such a story to tell! It is cool how Ms. Boyd draws the night scenes with very little color (just a splash here and there) – except where the flashlight beams. What will the MC see?
Another cool thing is that you don’t know if the MC is a boy or girl. When I read the book, I was thinking the MC is a boy, but Sue Morris of Kid Lit Reviews thought the MC is a girl (see her review HERE).
You can look through the book several times and keep picking out little details and see all that the MC is missing in his little flashlight beam! There are little cut outs on the pages that ties the pages into each other. The story has some humor too. At one point the woodland creatures get a hold of the flashlight and they get a turn. Soon the MCs woodland buddies get him tucked back into bed.
This is a very cool book. :)
Activities and Resources-
How about a good game of Flashlight tag! Check out how to play (and a day time version for kids afraid of the dark) at Grandparents.com (Click HERE).
Go on a night time nature walk! Things are always different at night. If you don’t want to do it alone, check your local parks or wildlife preserves. Many do organized walks with a tour guide.
To learn more about Ms. Boyd and her other books, please visit her website HERE!
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!