Flashlight

flashlightGrades PreK to Grade 2
ISBN-10: 1452118949
Chronicle Books, 2014

What happens when a little boy leaves the comfort and security of his tent to explore the unfamiliar and unpredictable environment that surrounds his camp… in the dark? Armed with only his flashlight, the main character of this book takes readers on a journey that is creative and exciting on multiple levels.

Using no words and a dramatic color palate, this book reveals something new with every read. So snuggle up in the dark with a flashlight of your own, this children’s literature book, and your favorite preschooler– and be prepared to:  

  • Hone your observation skills
  • Foster individual curiosity 
  • Identify predictable patterns
  • Encounter visual and tangible stimulation (using colors and textures)
  • Explore the definitions of community and friendship
  • Experience multiple emotions (including but not limited to fear, apprehension, and humor)

Don’t you wonder how author Lizi Boyd does it? You’ll just have to take a closer look at this book and find out for yourself! In the meantime, enjoy Flashlight’s animated trailer, created by black lead pencil. 

Try coupling this book with the following PLT activities:

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood:

#1 – The Shape of Things 
#2 – Sounds Around
#8 – Adopt a Tree
#10 – Trees as Habitats

PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide:   

#6 – Picture This!
#22 – Trees as Habitats
#46 – Schoolyard Safari 
#61 – The Closer You Look
#70 – Soil Stories

Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Senior Manager, Curriculum & Outreach for Project Learning Tree. Jackie leads the strategic direction and creation of the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources.

Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Senior Manager, Curriculum & Outreach for Project Learning Tree. Jackie leads the strategic direction and creation of the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources.
Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Senior Manager, Curriculum & Outreach for Project Learning Tree. Jackie leads the strategic direction and creation of the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources.

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