I can’t remember the last time I picked up a children’s book and read it on my own. Gosh, it has to have been since the last time I babysat… which was 10+ years ago!
I’m so happy that I picked this book up from my local library! Nightlights is an absolute treat to read.
My Thoughts on Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez Gomez
First of all, the artwork in this book is absolutely stunning! I spent so much time just looking at the illustrations. The colors are all so vibrant and striking.
There were a few pages that could be a little too scary for children, so I would just caution readers there. Of course, as an adult reader, I absolutely loved the spookiness!
The storyline is short, but it was paced perfectly. I really enjoyed the plot and loved the underlying message of realizing your own strength.
I absolutely loved the main character, Sandy. She was so creative, smart, and quick thinking! Though I was confused about her age. Through her artwork, she seemed very young, but the topics that she was learning about in school seemed more mature.
Here are some examples of the incredible artwork:
My Final thoughts on Nightlights
Overall, a very quick but awesome read! I would highly recommend this!
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