Flashlight by Lizi Boyd


Written by Lizi Boyd
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Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

Inside a tent it's cosy. 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.


Boyd showcases a child who is fully capable of educating and entertaining himself with only a few simple tools (a camping tent, a flashlight) at his disposal. -Publishers Weekly A wordless picture book both soothing and gently humorous. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review This elegant book serves to alleviate fear of night noises, instigate talk of nocturnal creatures, or bring calm as a bedtime story. -School Library Journal, starred review Flashlight allows readers to experience the wonder and excitement of nighttime exploration in the woods and wordlessly entices readers to explore the hidden nature outside their own homes. --The Busy Librarian Beneath the sweet, enchanting illustrations...lies a deeper reminder about the wonderland that unfolds when one is simply willing to look. --Maria Popova, Brainpickings Children will enjoy repeatedly poring over the many details and creating their own nighttime narratives for this wordless outing. --Booklist This inventive wordless offering. provides plenty of clever details. -The Horn Book Positively breathtaking. nothing short of brilliant. No book more purely beautiful has appeared this year. -The Boston Globe A charming and cleverly drawn picture book that needs no words to create a tiny, magical world. --Slate A must-have wordless picture book. --Library Media Connection, starred review This book brilliantly illustrates the passing time in myriad delightful ways. Wordless, Avant Apres features pairs of images that show varied and unexpected before-and-after scenarios. The illustrations are graphic, clear, and uncluttered in a rich palette. While the its non-linearity invites readers to dip in and leaf through the pages at random, the end of the book triggers the desire to re-read it from the beginning and let time pass as they do.

About the Author

Lizi Boyd creates greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, blank books and bookmarks, which she sells on her website, www.liziboydpapers.com. She is also the author and illustrator of more than 30 children's books from other publishers, as well as board books and gift products for Chronicle.

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40 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st August 2014



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