Unique books always get my attention, and Flashlight by Lizi Boyd did just that. It’s another wonderfully creative wordless book.
Inside a tent it’s cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trust flashlight!
These words on the inside of the dust jacket are what draw you in, making you wonder what is going to happen in the pages of this book. Lizi Boyd is the artist and illustrator of a visual story that takes you on a journey with a little boy who is wandering around outside in the dark. The little boy is camping and is out to discover what exactly is in the dark of the night. He comes across an owl, fox, and several other animals. What should happen though when he happens to drop his flashlight? You’ll have to read the book yourself to find out!
The simple details in the artwork on the pages is great. Each page is mostly done in black, white, and grey. Except for where the flashlight shines then you see things in the colours you would see during the daylight. It really is a brilliant book.
I see myself taking this one when we go on a camping trip in a tent, especially once my daughter is older. How fun would it be to flip through this book at night, and instead of tucking her into bed we go out with our flashlights to see what animals we can find at night?
Check out this book if you are looking for something unique and different. It has become an instant favourite of mine.
Flashlight is by Lizi Boyd. This book is published by Chronicle Books. You can purchase Flashlight here.
This book was provided to me by Raincoast Books in order to facilitate a review. The opinions and words shared are all my own. I love sharing about books that have captured my attention.