Author & Illustrator: Sophie Blackall
Genre: Picture Book
Target Ages: 5-8
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2018
Sometimes you see a book and put it on your list, and it takes you a while to finally buy it or check it out. Then it sits on your stack until you finally get around to reading it. This was the case for Hello Lighthouse for me, and I'm glad I finally read it— it's a great book!
Sophie Blackall's 2018 Caldecott-winning Hello Lighthouse is a treat for readers, a quiet narrative that details the duties of lighthouse keepers, those men and women of past eras who tended to lighthouses. Her illustrations are colorful and elegant, and every part of the book adds to its charm, including the endpapers and a surprise gatefold page. And Blackall's lengthy "About Lighthouses" author's note is a bonus. For those with an affinity for the sea, this book will become a quick and lasting favorite!
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