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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! Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem—like the flashlight beam itself—reveals that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.

Baker & Taylor
In this story without words, a boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781452118949
Branch Call Number: E BOYD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Aug 25, 2017

I can't get into books that don't have text. That probably says something about my psyche... but this book was not for me.

GSPLjodie Mar 27, 2015

Deceivingly simple in it's design, be sure to take the time to discover all the hidden nighttime creatures in Boyd's story.

0Charlie Feb 04, 2015

A lovely picture book. With simple line drawings contrasting with the colour pictures in the flashlight beam, as well as little hidden peek-a-boo cutouts, this is a great book to cuddle up with a young child and share its discoveries. Recommended for one on one sharing.

forbesrachel Jan 16, 2015

Shine a light on the denizens of the dark! Night fills each page with the darkest black, hiding almost all colour and leaving only chalk outlines. As a little boy walks away from his campsite he reveals the various things of the forest with his flashlight. Some creatures sleep, but many of them are active, and fortunately friendly. When the boy stumbles, the animals want to have fun, so they pick up the light to reveal this curious creature among them. With so little colour, there is a strong sense of the difference between our regular vision and our night vision. Even when it does make an appearance, the hues are quite simple. Other than this, there are some cut out openings which are seemingly without a purpose, but otherwise don't hinder this wordless story suitable for toddlers.


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