As a kid, I certainly remember trying to sneak some late night reading in at night after lights out. With tablets the flashlight is no longer needed, but that experience as a kid inspired Rebecca Sutherland, Hat-Trick and Knock Knock to create a book Hide & Eek!, with a fun twist:
The exciting and scary images are hidden during the day, and will only appear under a flashlight at night.
“It’s magical then when images appear that cannot be seen with the naked eye,” explains Hat-Trick’s Creative Director Jim Sutherland. “Even when you know how it works, it’s still amazing.”
This book isn’t nearly as high-tech as the stuff I often report on, but it is a great example of how a little adjustment of light, or even angle of light, can really change the image and the whole story.
- A Clever Book Kids Need A Flashlight To Read (fastcodesign.com)
- A Flashlight Reveals This Picture Book’s Adorable Secrets (gizmodo.com)