You Are Light

You Are Light

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-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 g With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his tale...

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Title:You Are Light
Author:Aaron Becker
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1536201154
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:16 pages pages

You Are Light Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Mar 28, 2019
    Novelty board book. This is a departure for Aaron Becker (the Journey trilogy) -- here, his detailed draftsmanship is distilled to very simple, symbolic watercolor illustrations, with the real star being die-cut circles filled with different color filters that are additive as you turn ...
  • Becky
    Apr 10, 2019
    First sentence: This is the light that brings the dawn to warm the sky and hug the land. It sips the sea to make the rain, which waters wheat to grow the grain. Premise/plot: Simple text, complicated design highlight a new-age-y message for little ones? I'm not one hundred percent s...
  • Michael Fitzgerald
    Feb 26, 2019
    Huge disappointment. I loved Becker's trilogy of wordless books, but this is just dreadful - trite text and a gimmick that adds nothing - the emperor has no clothes. ...
  • June
    Jun 06, 2019
    I was a bit underwhelmed, but this will definitely be useful in filling day care requests. Children will also enjoy holding it up to the light to see the different colors. However, the text seems a bit abstract and didn't do much for me. ...
  • Wendy Garland
    Apr 14, 2019
    The use of cutouts and color make the entire composition of this book a work of art. ...
  • Tasha
    Mar 28, 2019
    Caldecott Honor winner Becker has created his first board book and what a beauty it is! The book almost glows with light and comes fully alive when raised toward the sun or a lamp where the colored circles shine. As the pages turn, light is celebrated. The way that it warms land, sips ...
  • Diane
    Feb 22, 2019
    You Are Light is a gorgeous die-cut board book that opens with a vibrant sun to warm our sky and the land around us. Soon helping the sea produce rain to help things grow like the leaves on the trees that keep us cool and also lighting the moon at night. As you hold each page up to...
  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Mar 07, 2019
    I was excited to receive a review copy of this book based on the book trailer, but now that I have it in hand, I have to admit to being underwhelmed. The gimmick is fun at first glance. My kids wanted to hold the book up to the window and see the light shine through the colored circles...
  • Debbie Tanner
    Apr 14, 2019
    This stunningly beautiful book is simple and complex at the same time. The design is amazing and turning each page gives you a new view of the color spectrum, highlighting the text. I can see kids seeking this one out over and over again. ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    May 11, 2019
    Beautiful and unqiue in its use of die cuts, this concept book can be appreciated by a wide range of ages. ...
  • Linda Atkinson
    Mar 27, 2019
    Love! ...
  • Heidi
    Mar 24, 2019
    This rather unusual picture is all about the power of light and its connection to life. The beauty of the simple text highlights the way sunlight brings dawn, which touches water, which rains and waters the wheat'and feeds the leaves. Eventually the light touches you and me connecting ...
  • Reading Fool
    Mar 31, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. What a beautiful book, one that adults and children will both appreciate. This board book has die-cut circles that contain pieces of film in colors of the rainbow. The reader holds the book up to the light to get the...
  • Linda
    Mar 18, 2019
    This board book includes the colors you see above, page by page cells are added accompanied by poetic text, showing simply and beautifully how our world of light works, including "you". I've taken one picture of the first page, not as good as what one really sees, but you can understa...
  • Vera Godley
    Mar 12, 2019
    It is such a joy to share the books reviewed here on Chat With Vera with a local library, a homeschool family, a neighbor, and especially a special Great-grandbaby. His dear mother has reviewed You Are Light for us after sharing it with this sweet little one. Her review is especially p...
  • Olivia Farr
    Mar 18, 2019
    Full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsnon... This elegant board book is a celebration of light with a simple lyrical poem accompanied by die-cut colored circles. When held up to the light, it has a stained glass effect. Combined with the simple but lovely images on eac...
  • Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
    Apr 12, 2019
    To really appreciate this strikingly lovely book, allow light to shine through the opaque cutouts to form a pastel rainbow. Turn the pages, and different colors that reinforce the message are emphasized. A page that references leaves displays mostly green circles, while the page that s...
  • Reshamad
    Mar 03, 2019
    I am always intrigued by how different authors get creative in bringing content to our youngest of readers. So when I saw a new board book from renowned author/illustrator of the series Journey trilogy, Aaron Becker, I was super curious. ?You are Light? is a board book that introd...
  • Jody
    Apr 01, 2019
    **I received this book via a Goodreads giveaway for an unbiased review** I read this book with my one-year-old niece and she loved it. The holes are the perfect size for little fingers to grab onto. She wouldn't stop saying "light" and liked feeling the plastic circles. The words we...
  • Rachel
    May 20, 2019
    First Becker created the exquisitely beautiful Journey trilogy, expanding the wordless tradition into new territory, now he has done the same for board books. You are Light has the same minimalist storytelling aesthetic as his previous works, while creating something that is highly app...
  • Chris Meyer
    Apr 02, 2019
    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. The gimmick of holding the book up to the light and seeing the different colors shine through was cool and my kids and I enjoyed that. However, as a Christian, I cannot ignore the spiritual message of...
  • Lynne Moody
    Apr 02, 2019
    I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway. Love how cute and simple this book was. Kids would really love the color and the cutouts were great looking. Also how you can interact with the different pages as you read to them and put it up against the lamp or sun. ...
  • Eve Costarelli
    Apr 03, 2019
    Mindful Book Reviews by Eve: You Are Light by Aaron Becker  This book is simply delightful. From the very first turn of the page, which casts a gorgeous mandala shadow onto my hand, I was drawn into its sturdy die-cut frame and stained-glass creativeness. The poetic prose match per...
  • Kaitlin
    May 03, 2019
    2.5 stars: I wanted to love this, because I love Aaron Becker and the concept of the book - the light shining through multi-colored die-cut circles - is just so cool. But the text just falls flat for me. ...
  • Margaret Lukens
    Jun 10, 2019
    I found "You Are Light" to be a charming toy which, though in the form of a book, lacked the satisfaction of a book. The blurb calls it "wondrously simple." I would just call it "simple." Made to hold up to the light as you turn the pages, it functions more as a kaleidoscope or similar...
  • Two BookWorms Blog
    May 05, 2019
    Aaron Becker?s new book, You Are Light, is a board book. Don?t let that fool you: This is a book for everyone. For the full review: https://twobookwormsblog.wordpress.co... ...
  • J.L. Slipak
    Mar 07, 2019
    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I must confess that when this book came into my office, my husband and I played with it by holding it up to the window to appreciate the colours better, although, it wasn?t really necessary. The colours in the ...
  • Molly
    Apr 25, 2019
    This board book just came into the library that I work at and it blew my mind! each page has colors that blend with each other to make the color wheel. This is great for color theory and expands book boundaries. I love it! ...
  • Sandy
    Apr 05, 2019
    Completely deserving of a 5/5 rating! An utterly delightful book which teaches colour and where to find it in nature. The colour format of this board book is delivered by a series of cutouts with transparencies that build as the pages are turned. The rhyming prose is simple and philos...
  • Lisa
    May 24, 2019
    I received this book from a Good Reads giveaway and I was delighted to see it when it arrived. The die cut circles of color that glow when held in front of a light source make me smile. The simple story of a world that is all connected and relies on each piece to stay together and grow...