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Flashlight /

by Boyd, Lizi [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2014]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781452118949 :; 1452118949 :.Title notes: BRA $16.99 2/3/2015Subject(s): Boys -- Juvenile fiction | Flashlights -- Juvenile fiction | Night -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Flashlights -- Fiction | Night -- Fiction | Stories without wordsSummary: In this story without words, a boy explores the woods after dark with a flashlight.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

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

BRA $16.99 2/3/2015

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Horn Book Review

A child, flashlight in hand, leaves his cozy tent and embarks on a nighttime nature walk in this inventive wordless offering. Silvery-gray gouache illustrations on thick black pages set the tone for the in-the-dark adventure. As the boy trains his flashlight on various items in the woods, full-color details become visible in the flashlight's arc. After locating his boots, he then finds some bats, a stream, a number of other animals and plants, and a strawberry snack. Careful looking allows readers to follow the nighttime creatures throughout the book both in the light and the dark. Small die-cuts highlight other details out of the flashlight's range, as do occasional spots of well-placed color. When the boy trips on a rock and drops his flashlight, the story turns gently fantastical as the animals he's been observing take the light and turn it on him. Ultimately, they use it to get him safely back to his tent. This visual exploration of the concept of dark and light provides plenty of clever details with which readers can create their own narratives. julie roach (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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