Nobrow Press, 2017
Audience: Older Children, Younger Teens
Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room.
One day, Morfie, a mysterious pale girl, appears at school. And she knows all about Sandy's drawings...
The artwork in Nightlights was incredible. It was colorful and detailed. Usually, I’m not one for pausing to look at illustrations, but this book definitely had me examining each page. The artistic character was unique and imaginative, something may readers will relate to. I will definitely be reading more books by Lorena Alvarez.