June 2020, Fremantle Press
When bricks start to go missing from the town of Littlelight, the mayor whips his citizens into a frenzy of aggravation. But when the townspeople find the thief, and her motive, they discover perhaps it is the mayor who is the problem.
Illustrated in moody black and white with dynamic neon highlights, this is a
thought-provoking tale of tolerance and acceptance.
Praise for Littlelight
‘Kelly Canby’s distinctive scribbly illustrations are enjoyably tactile and energetic…With this work, author–illustrator Canby further confirms her reputation as an innovative and thought-provoking storyteller. Littlelight is an ideal pick for a classroom—the kind of multi-layered picture book that appeals across ages and paves the way for complex conversations. Teachers and parents will appreciate Canby’s sophisticated language, which will assist children in expanding their vocabulary and exploring similes and metaphors.’ Books+Publishing
‘This little book packs some serious themes about keeping an open mind, staying connected, limiting elected authority, and the power of one person to make a positive difference.’ Magpies
‘Parents, teachers and kids will all find different things to appreciate in this timely and visually striking picture book …’ Weekend West
‘Along with the brilliant artwork, the repetition of text and sophisticated vocabulary is intriguing for curious minds and will leave readers enlightened.’ Kids’ Book Review
‘Striking illustrations complete this quality picture book.’ Pinerolo
• Shortlisted; 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards
• Shortlisted; 2020 WAYRBA Awards
• Notable Book; 2021 CBCA Picture Book of the Year
• Shortlisted; 2021 Children’s Peace Literature Award