Must Read Children’s Book: Flashlight
Wonderful review by Maria Popova over at Brain Pickings:
Shedding light on the wonderland that unfolds when you simply dare, and care, to look.
As an immense lover of smart children’s books and of cleverly deployed die-cutingenuity, I was instantly taken with Flashlight by Vermont-based illustrator Lizi Boyd — a wordless story about curiosity and wonder, following a little boy who sneaks out of his camp tent at night and, with a flashlight in hand, discovers the whimsical world that lives under the nocturnal veneer.
Beneath the sweet, enchanting illustrations, with a sensibility partway between The Black Book of Colors and Jon Klassen’s art for Lemony Snicket’s The Dark, lies a deeper reminder about the wonderland that unfolds when one is simply willing to look.
About the Author: Lizi Boyd is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Inside Outside, and also creates papers, ribbons, cards and other works of delight. She lives in Vermont.