Beatrice Likes the Dark is a charming and whimsical children’s book written by April Genevieve Tucholke and illustrated by Khoa Le. The story follows a young girl named Beatrice who loves the dark and all the mysterious things that come with it. She spends her days exploring the shadows and creatures that lurk in the night, much to the confusion of her parents and friends.
One of the strengths of this book is the way it celebrates and validates the uniqueness of the protagonist. Beatrice is not like other children, and the book never tries to change or fix her. Instead, it encourages readers to embrace their own quirks and interests, no matter how unusual they may seem.
The illustrations are a standout feature of this book. Khoa Le’s detailed and whimsical drawings bring Beatrice’s world to life, capturing the magic and wonder of the dark in a way that is both playful and atmospheric. Overall, Beatrice Likes the Dark is a delightful and affirming book that celebrates individuality and the joy of exploration. It is a must-read for any child who has ever felt different or misunderstood, and a reminder to all of us to embrace our own unique perspectives and passions.
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.