September/October 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“One of my favorite picture books of the year! Beatrice Likes the Dark is a beautifully illustrated, sweet story of sisterhood. Each page is full of heart and whimsy. Your inner baby goth or any year-round halloween lovers will need this one!”
— Cristina Russell, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
Beatrice likes the dark. She likes black clothes, graveyard picnics, and a sky full of stars. Her sister, Roo, likes the light. She likes bright clothes, picking strawberries, and hot, sunny days. Beatrice and Roo are nothing alike and don’t understand each other. Can Beatrice help Roo love the dark as much as she does? Can Roo help Beatrice love the light? Or are they simply too different to get along?
With lushly detailed artwork, award-winning illustrator Khoa Le brings to vivid life acclaimed author April Tucholke’s heartwarming, slightly spooky tale about two very different sisters who learn to celebrate their individuality, understanding that love runs deeper than their differences.
About the Author
April Genevieve Tucholke grew up on a farm, where she spent her time wandering the prairie and daydreaming. Her acclaimed, award-winning books have been published in sixteen countries. April lives in Savannah, Georgia. She loves coffee, forests, and gothic cities.
Khoa Le has illustrated picture books published in a number of different countries. She is also an author, a graphic designer, and a painter. Khoa has a passion for travel, an eagerness to learn about different cultures, and a desire to discover the beauty of the world. She lives in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, with her cats.
"Tucholke presents each sister’s preferences in a way that will have readers empathizing with both..Le’s artwork masterfully uses color to set the mood...A sweet tale of sisterly differences and love."—Kirkus Reviews
"Le’s detailed paintings hold all the magic and wonder the girls feel for their respective surroundings, playing with light and shadow in fantastic ways. A lovely testament to sisterhood and beauty found in all the world’s corners."—Booklist
"“With stunning illustrations and sweet messaging, BEATRICE LIKES THE DARK is a sweeping picture book about sisterhood and celebrating differences."—Young Adult Book Central
"A stunningly beautiful book about sisterhood... It’s perfection from start to finish."—Book Riot
"The bewitching ethereal illustrations set a Halloween mood.” —The Horn Book