Goodreads Synopsis: Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room.
One day, Morpie, a mysterious pale girl, appears at school. And she knows all about Sandy’s drawings…
Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting imagination of Lorena Alvarez.
Publication Date: March 2017
It’s not often that I read books in Children’s Lit anymore, but this book’s cover was just too adorable.
Nightlights is a great story. Sandy is quite the little character, her drawings and cute pigtails won over my heart. At 56 pages the story moves fairly quickly as we follow Sandy from school to meeting Morpie. Without giving away any big spoilers I’ll just say that Morpie is not exactly who she seems to be. Some small children might find this story a bit scary.
The art style for this book is amazing, I wish that they would turn Nightlights into a coloring book! The story was also really great, the climax of the story was just a bit confusing. I found myself having to go back and reread because I didn’t realize the problem had been solved. But this is a kid’s book so I didn’t mind too much.
Nightlights reminded me that one is never too old for a kid’s story. Go buy the book, read it, read it your kids or cousins or nieces and nephews. It’s a great story.
I gave Nightlights 4 stars on Goodreads and was given a copy of it from Edliwiess in exchange for a fair review.