Sunday, 17 August 2014

Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonder

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Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonder

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Shedding light on the wonderland that unfolds when you simply dare, and care, to look.
As an immense lover of smartchildren’s books and of cleverly deployed die-cut ingenuity, I was instantly taken with Flashlight (public library) by Vermont-based illustratorLizi 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’sThe Dark, lies a deeper reminder about the wonderland that unfolds when one is simply willing to look.
Flashlight was preceded by Boyd’s equally delightful Inside Outside.

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