Thursday, January 8, 2015

Night Light by Nicholas Blechman, Book Review

By: Nicholas Blechman
Published by: Orchard Books
Released on: April 30th, 2013
Rating: 5 Stars
Ages: 2 & up
Source: book from publisher to review in exchange for my honest review
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Count the nighttime lights on a train, a helicopter, a fire truck, and seven more vehicles in this bold picture book with die-cut surprises.

1 light, shining bright? A train!
7 lights, flashing red and white? A fire truck!

And so on all the way to ten lights. Part guessing game, part counting book, NIGHT LIGHT is a boldly imagined book for the preschool child who loves cars, trucks, and anything that goes. With die-cuts on every other page, this rhyming story features vehicles and counting, combining a high interest preschool subject with important preschool concepts.

A fabulous book for kids! Night Light is a great bed time story book that features great illustrations, counting from 1 to 10, and a guessing game. Featured on each page are vehicle lights. Those lights start at one and go up to ten the further you get into the story. With each turn of the page, readers are given easy clues, and a set number of light to help guess what kind of vehicle the lights go to. When each paged is turned, readers discover what vehicle the lights on the previous page are from. 

With the simple, bold colors, the lights stand out and appear to be lights in the dark. This adds to the over all appeal of this book. Keeping with bold colors, and simple illustrations make the pages easy on the eyes, and allow the illustrated vehicle, and it's lights to stand out. From construction vehicles, to a train, a plane, a firetruck, boat, a car and more, this book is one young fans of all things that go, will enjoy. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~