This gorgeously illustrated picture book takes readers on an adventure…all within the back yard. The beam of the flashlight uncovers marvelous wonders: A tiger’s jungle, a pirate’s ship, a giant squid! With simple lines, and storytelling pictures, this book is a fun read-aloud that inspires imagination.
Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books. Three children use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard at night; in the flashlight's beam another world looms. Our heroes encounter spooky woods, a fearsome tiger, a time-forgotten tomb, an Egyptian god, a sword-fighting pirate, and a giant squid. With ingenuity, they vanquish all, then return to their tree house--braver, closer, and wiser than before--to read the books that inspired their adventure.
About the Author
Matt Forrest Esenwine's poetry has been published in Highlights(R) as well as in anthologies selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Carol-Ann Hoyte, and J. Patrick Lewis. He is co-author with Deb Russ of the picture book Don't Ask A Dinosaur, which will be published in Fall 2017 by Pow! Kids Books. He lives with his family in Warner, New Hampshire. Visit mattforrest.com. Fred Koehler won a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End. He is the author-illustrator of How To Cheer Up Dad, which received three starred reviews, and he is the illustrator of This Book Is Not About Dragons and Puppy, Puppy, Puppy. He lives with his children in Lakeland, Florida. Visit ilikefred.com.