Tundra. May 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780735265776.
PreS-Gr 2–Ray is a light bulb who spends most of his time in a dark closet. When the switch is flipped on, Ray is able to see all of the things he shares with the closet, including book covers, secret hideouts, and Tom the spider. But Ray spends most of his time alone in the dark. And darkness is boring if you don’t know how to fill it. Time passes this way, until one day everything changes when Ray is moved to a portable lantern and taken on a trip far away to an unfamiliar landscape. Ray can’t figure out where it begins or where it ends. He has never felt so small. Just as Ray is drifting off to sleep, something happens. As the sun slowly rises, Ray feels the glow of “the biggest light bulb in the world.” He returns home to the closet and everything looks the same, but for Ray, it is another world entirely. Coppo (Petra) has returned with another lovable new character in Ray, who reminds readers that all it takes is a little change in perspective to open up a whole new world.
VERDICT A charming and illuminating story, and a wonderful addition to all libraries.

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