The Dark And The Light

Shaggy is a furry creature who lives in darkness and who longs to visit the light. In the light lives Sparkle, who is fascinated yet fearful of the darkness. The two meet at the edge of the dark and light and soon become friends, meeting in the grey-blue inbetween.  When Shaggy visits Sparkle for the first time he brings a parasol to shield the light and when Sparkle visits him she brings a flashlight. While each is initially scared of entering the other’s world, their bond as friends helps them overcome their fears and enforces the importance of compromise. Cyanotype prints beautifully illustrate the contrast from dark to light in stunning indigos, navy blues, and brilliant whites. mm
Title: The Dark And The Light
Author: Kerstin Hau
: Julie Völk
: NorthSouth Books
: 2019
: 9780735843851
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: German
Author’s residence
: Darmstadt, Germany
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Austrian
Illustrator’s residence
: Vienna, Austria
: Darkness, Friendship, Light

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