Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Lights Out

Lights Out

Fall 2005 Picture Books
Ages: 3 & Up
Author: Arthur Geisert
Illustrator: Arthur Geisert
ISBN: 0-618-47892-2
Hardcover Price: $16.00
In one of the finest reading readiness books we’ve ever seen, Arthur Geisert shows, á la Rube Goldberg, the way a non-reader may read a book.

Via intriguing, masterful and very funny illustrations, author/illustrator Geisert encourages even pre-schoolers to tell themselves the story of Lights Out. Here, a little one afraid of the dark, is mesmerized into “reading” a tale through studying the pictures. Inquisitive intelligent youngsters may take the challenge, look carefully at the detailed drawings and determine the hilarious storyline. In one of the book’s four sentences the author dares the reader, “If you can figure something out—go ahead.” Ah, the pleasure.

Diana Huss Green   ©2005 Parents' Choice

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