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You Are Light Books Candlewick Studio | Alder & Alouette

You Are Light

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DESCRIPTION 

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light. 

This is the light that brings the day.

Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light and enjoy the transformation as the colors in those circles glow. In an elegant, sparely narrated ode to the phenomenon of light, Aaron Becker follows as light reflects off the earth to warm our faces, draws up the sea to make the rain, feeds all the things that grow, and helps to create all the brilliant wonders of the world, including ourselves.

If you enjoy this book by Aaron Becker, he also has another similar book just as stunning called My Favorite Color. 

  

DETAILS 

  • Written and Illustrated by Aaron Becker.
  • Published by Candlewick Studio, March 26, 2019.
  • Ages 4 to 8 years
  • 0.6" H x 8.4" L x 8.4" W (0.8 lbs) 16 pages
  • Board Book with Die Cuts

 

 PRAISE FOR YOU ARE LIGHT

Explore the ways sunlight enriches the Earth, enhanced by colorful, dynamically shifting die-cut circles. Don't be fooled by the board-book format; there's plenty for readers of all ages in this interactive art book, written as a poetic ode to the power and importance of light...Becker uses the glowing swatches of color powerfully. Variegated shades of blue circle a wave's crest; a decorative trio of gold, lime, and violet halos grain; a stark penultimate page of white moon against black background has no color at all. This book is demanding of its readers, but those who take the time are in for a treat. A well-crafted art book with emotional resonance.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)