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NIGHT LIGHT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Blechman
Author's First Name: 
Nicholas
Publisher: 
Orchard
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

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Each black page reveals lights from an oncoming vehicle through cleverly placed and shaped die cuts. Both a counting book and a guessing game, enthusiasts can imagine to what vehicle the lights belong—of land, sea, or air.

Comments

Meeting Notes for June

Meeting Notes for June 14:

Positive Comments:

  • The die-cuts work well on both sides of the page.
  • The child is always in the driver’s seat in each picture.
  • Each illustration works very well graphically.
  • This book is completely child-appealing.
  • Since identifying a vehicle from its holes is difficult, the book invites, even requires, multiple readings from both children and adults.
  • Children will delight in this concept book.

Observations:

  • When the vendor jackets copies of the book, the end of the book becomes covered.

Concerns:

  • Some of these vehicles are not part of a child’s experience.
  • Some pages are very clever and others mundane; therefore, the book is uneven.

 

Meeting Notes for May

Meeting Notes for May 17:

·       Needs more readers.

 

Meeting Notes for April 19:

Meeting Notes for April 19:

  • Needs more readers.