Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Flashlight - a bookwrap


We need a flashlight to peek inside....

I fell in love with this book the moment I saw it.  What a delightful, creative and brilliant idea.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this certainly holds true for this book because it is a wordless wonder.  It is the perfect snuggle-up book for a bedtime treat.  

The fact that the reader can create his own dialogue, use his imagination and discuss the happenings in the pictures is the best scenario possible don't you agree?  

The contrast between light and dark and the unique detail of each picture is sure to captivate readers both young and old.  Of course this book has to be accompanied by a flashlight!  Why you could even use that flashlight as the reading lamp as you cuddle together under the covers to unwrap this great book in the dark.  Oh, and please, leave the flashlight on the nightstand just in case your little one needs a nightlight in the future to guide his path, or just to explore his surroundings and dispell a bump in the night.

What a perfect gift to give... a combo of both book and illumination ... a  celebration, that banishes fear and allows the discovery of an awesome world at large .  I highly, highly recommend this book to add to your "keep forever" collection.

Lizi was given her first desk, Danish modern, when she was twelve. Her mother Nancy Wickham, a potter, filled the top drawer with sketchbooks. This was the beginning of making books; looking, listening and finding stories. Lizi is always curious about new surfaces and the varied tranlations of her designs. Works include: illustrations, paintings, clay, fabrics, rugs and laser cut woods. Currently she’s working on a new line which will appear in the fall.

Unwrapping some fun...

Here's a craft to try.  Make up a poem and highlight it in a beam of light from the flashlight.   If poetry is not your thing then go find some poems that you like in a book or on the internet, duplicate them and high"light" them for all the world to read and recite.  How creative is that! Enjoy.

Read on and read always!

It's a wrap.

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