You Are Light

You Are Light Review

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 glow. In an elegant, sparely narrated ode to the phenomenon of light, Aaron Becker follows as light reflects off the earth to warm our faces, draws up the sea to make the rain, feeds all the things that grow, and helps to create all the brilliant wonders of the world, including ourselves.

Title:You Are Light

    You Are Light Reviews

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    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....

  • Lynne Moody

    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...

  • Vera Godley

    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 Ar...

  • Becky

    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 d...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    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...

  • J.L. Slipak

    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 t...

  • Linda Atkinson

    Love!...

  • Wendy Garland

    The use of cutouts and color make the entire composition of this book a work of art....

  • Edward Sullivan

    Beautiful and unqiue in its use of die cuts, this concept book can be appreciated by a wide range of ages. ...

  • Heidi

    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 wate...