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Lights Out [PDF]

by Angela Shelf Medearis
I don't know why the other description I read about this book reads as if these Just for You! books are only for "children of color". Honestly, had I read that beforehand I wouldn't have read the book in the first place. That doesn't sit well with me. I think I'm justified in assuming if the author and/or illustrator of this book came across a book I, or someone else, wrote, that was "Just for white Kids!" he/she/they'd be pretty offended. Well, I'm offended.
As it is I'm eternally thankful I didn't buy this. I borrowed it from the library and there it will be returned.
Just for the record, what I've said above had no bearing on my rating or what I'll say further. Normally it would have a chance of altering these two things but my rating was already two stars so I decided to keep it as is.
The book is okay, that's it. The illustrations are nice, a lot of sleepy blue hues. Good for bedtime and the story itself works for this time of day also.
The "activities" at the end are a joke. If this is a "Level Reader" than one can assume any child this is targeting is going to be at least five years old, generally. What five year old is going to want to sit there and name what they can see out of their window? They can do that on their own. That's not a damn activity. Name some words that rhyme with 'night'. Yes, thank you, because children need you to get them to do that.
I find it confusing that these are the sorts of "activities" the books cover tries to suck readers in with.

**I'll make sure to never buy any book that is in this "Just for You!" series or by this author or by this illustrator. The same way I wouldn't give my money to any author with a series solely for one race. I thought we were supposed to be moving beyond all of this "only for you", "only for me" bullshit?
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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherTurtleback Books
File size5.3 Mb
Release date 01.04.2004
Pages count32
Book rating3.81 (9 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 24.04.2012 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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