Title: Flash and Gleam
Author: Sue Fliess
Illustrator: Khoa Le
Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2020
Book Type: STEM, Multicultural
Lights / Rise / Open eyes
Reach/ Low / Nurture, grow
The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks―light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many different forms of light.
- Fun DIY kids activities involving light
- STEM facts, activities, and games on the concept of light from Science Kids
Why I Like This Book:
A beautiful book for both the eyes and ears. This lyrical book takes the reader on an exploration of light in nature and through cultural traditions around the world. The backmatter contains scientific information on light and details on light festivals from around the world such as Diwali, Hanukkah, and Yi Ping. The richly-hued and gorgeous digital and mixed media art adds a deep, thoughtful feel to the story from the lighted candles, flowers, and stuffies at a memorial, to a girl making a birthday wish of becoming an astronaut, to families spending time together while watching the Northern Lights or celebrating holidays. A wonderful book to make you slow down and enjoy those small moments of light in your life.
Enjoy this book trailer.
Find Flash and Gleam at the following spots:
IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Goodreads
This review is part of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.
Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher. This review nevertheless reflects my own and honest opinion about the book.
OH, this would be such a great book for my kindergarten class! Adding it to my list. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
What an amazing treasure both in words and illustrations. I loved that you included the book trailer. It was a visual feast for the eyes!
I love to read your recent finds. This is such a beautiful book and I love the simple text. Young readers will be able to read it to themselves.
I love Sue Fliess’s books! She’s a master of rhyme. And the illustrations here are so luminous. Gorgeous!