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Who Sees the Lighthouse?

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Blink-flash, flash.
Swirl around, twirl around.
The long, narrow beam
Slices the night.
Who sees the light?

You can't imagine who can see the light from the lighthouses around the country in this gorgeous counting book. For lighthouse afficionados and children learning their numbers, this book is an innovative, delightful blend of fact and fiction. From one watchful sailo
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 8th 2002 by Putnam Juvenile
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Mary Cravens
Counting book with BEAUTIFUL artwork. Could work for K-1 also
May 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009, library
Who Sees the Lighthouse? starts out well with a wonderful rhyming cadence ("Swirl around, twirl around. / The narrow beam / Slices the night. / Who sees the light?") and beautiful illustrations. The book counts different things that can see the lighthouse's beams (One sailor, two pilots, three seagulls) but it seems as though the author ran out of nautical-related items by number seven (cats). The pages featuring numbers eight and nine are even more of a stretch: ghost pirates and aliens also us ...more
Fearrington, Ann., Laroche, Giles. Who Sees the Lighthouse? New York: G.P. Putnam, 2002. Fiction

This book is designed for young children who are working on learning to count; a different number of creatures sees each lighthouse on every page. One sailor, two pilots, three seagulls, etc. The word choice in the book is good, but it is the illustrations that make it stand out. The images almost appear to be 3-D, making the reader want to reach out and touch them! The counting would be enjoyable for
Jul 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Using beautifully created paper-cuts combined with paint and drawing, this book provides a stunning backdrop to a concept number book with a repeating lines "blink---flash, flash. Swirl around, twirl around. Who sees the light?" It was a bit lilting at times despite the use of this repeating stanza. Gets a bit silly with characters on Mars and never makes it to number "10". Still, children will enjoy this if they like lighthouses or the beach. Has page at end that provides more details on light ...more
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm rather fond of lighthouses...I've been to my fair share. I really liked the pictures. Especially the ones of the whales and the pirates. =)
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