You Are Light
With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honour–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.
- A poetic and stunningly luminous prayer of thanks to Mother Earth, which people of any age can appreciate.
- A celebration of the light that lives within each and every one of us.
—Susan Verde, New York Times bestselling author of I Am Human
Forming a luminous, rainbow-hued sphere when the covers close, the circular pattern of colors resembles stained glass window panels in a house of worship, as well as a secular view through a kaleidoscope, reinforcing the mood of quiet awe and universal connection in the book’s final lines: “This light is you. And you are the light.” Becker’s artful board book offers opportunities for tactile play and deeper contemplation”.
I bought this book for our baby Arlo, he adores the colour and shards of light that shine through the coloured circles throughout”. Natasha Dumais, Design Kids Founder.
About the Author
Aaron Becker is the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator of the Journey trilogy and of A Stone for Sascha. He lives in western Massachusetts with his family.
Format: Hardcover 16 pages
Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.6 x 1.27
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