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Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator,
designer, and art director. His award winning illustrations have
appeared in GQ, TRAVEL + LEISURE, WIRED, and THE NEW YORKER. He has
taught design at School of Visual Arts and illustration at the
Maryland Institute College of Art. He is currently the art director
of THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW. NIGHT LIGHT is his debut
children's book. Nicholas lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife
and their son.
"Here's a cleverly designed book that celebrates the fun of counting, the joy of rhyme, the excitement of imagination and--vehicles. On black pages with die cuts of various numbers and sizes emitting patches of light, a question is posed. Turn the page and surprise! Those die cuts are encircling the lights on a familiar vehicle presented as a simple geometric shape with a young boy as the driver of each of them. The reverse cuts add something new to the spread. For instance, the answer the first question, "Light Shining Bright?" is a train's headlight. Cleverly that same circle is now set against the previous black page, and it's the opening to a tunnel. The book starts with one cut out and, continues through 10, and ends at 1. The final double-page spread shows a night-light in a muted room filled with toy versions of the vehicles on the previous pages, the child now in bed, reading this book. Blechman has created an interactive offering with lots of possibilities and a perfect ending." -- Edie Ching, Booklist starred review