Lights Out

Mama and Papa are firm lights out at eight o clock But their little piglet is afraid of the dark They say, If you can figure something out, go ahead So the piglet devises an ingenious series of contraptions that allow him to obey his parents while still keeping the light on long enough to fall asleep Dominoes, tricycles, bowling balls, and baseball bats play a partMama and Papa are firm lights out at eight o clock But their little piglet is afraid of the dark They say, If you can figure something out, go ahead So the piglet devises an ingenious series of contraptions that allow him to obey his parents while still keeping the light on long enough to fall asleep Dominoes, tricycles, bowling balls, and baseball bats play a part as each action and reaction leads gradually to the final tug on the lamp s switch Follow Arthur Geisert s detailed etchings as they reveal each step of kinetic wonder leading gradually to lights out.
Lights Out Mama and Papa are firm lights out at eight o clock But their little piglet is afraid of the dark They say If you can figure something out go ahead So the piglet devises an ingenious series of contra

  • Title: Lights Out
  • Author: Arthur Geisert
  • ISBN: 9780618478927
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Lights Out”

    1. To see this week's wordless picture books, please visit readrantrockandroll.I came across this wordless picture book and had to get it because I love Arthur Geisert’s pig stories and illustrations. If you visit my wordless picture book posts, you probably remember the book The Giant Seed that I reviewed awhile back. The story begins with one page of text about a poor little piglet who is told by his parents that the lights must be out by eight o’clock. Little piglet begins to wonder how in t [...]

    2. A clever young pig designs a Rube Goldberg device that will turn his bedroom light off . . . after he falls asleep. Cute idea, but I lost interest after the first few pages.

    3. Either you like Rube Goldberg contraptions, or you don't. That's all this is. I will say, if I had the patience and had an interest in the concept, the drawings are clear enough for my failing eyes. I don't, but I can't rate the book low just because of that.

    4. Check out more picture book reviews @ Perspective of a WriterMama and Papa want the lights out at 8 o'clock but tell their piglet “If you can figure something out, go ahead.” So the piglet creates a contraption that runs through the whole house that sort of allows him to do what he is asked to do. It delays the light actually turning off for 30 minutes allowing the piglet to get to sleep. My nephew chose this book and while I wasn't a fan I decided it would be great for a time when words are [...]

    5. Young pig doesn't want to turn out the bedtime light when his parents want him to at eight o'clock. So he invents an elaborate sequence of mechanical events running through the entire house to delay bedtime. Well young pig did buy himself another thirty minutes before lights out. I did like this title a wee bit more than I thought I would.

    6. Title: "Lights Out"Author/Illustrator: Arthur GeisertPublished: September 26th 2005 by HMH Books for Young ReadersGenre: FictionThis book is filled with extraordinary detail that keeps the reader intrigued. Baby pig is afraid of the dark, yet his parents request that the lights be turned off at 8:00. In order to calm his fears and obey his parents, baby pig devises an intricately webbed plan to do just that. Pictures say a thousand words in this book as the audience follows the string of events [...]

    7. I really liked this book. I would read it aloud to my students because it challenges them to sequence events, understand drawings, and connect underlying meaning without words. This book only has wording on the first page and it explains the story in a comic strip type way. This book would be appropriate for 4th and higher. This book makes students become critical thinkers and apply themselves. they are an active reader because they are looking at images in the comic strip and reading for meanin [...]

    8. Nearly wordless picture book about a Rube Goldberg machine a little boy creates. His parents are very clear -- lights off at eight. But he's scared to go to sleep without the lights on. So he creates a machine that starts at eight, and ends at eight fifteen -- right after he slips to sleep.Really fun and detailed illustrations show the 29 steps the machine goes through. Great for elementary or middle schoolers who love machines and the way things are made.

    9. This book, Lights Out, is about a pig kid that uses different contraptions to construct an interesting way of getting his lights to turn off. The themes is a picture book and the ages are kindergarten through eighth grade. I gave this book a 5 out 5 because it a creative and wordless book on how this pig uses his creativity.

    10. The illustrations are fantastic! The book tells the story of how one little piglet figures out how to keep her bedtime light on longer (the dark is scary afterall). She's quite the little engineer.Though there are few words, you must study the illustrations to understand the story, see the details!Rube Goldberg-esque.

    11. This books is almost wordless. It features detailed illustrations about a Rube Goldberg machine that a little pig builds to turn his lights out from his bed. I love the charming illustrations and the detail. It was a little hard for me to follow, though, and didn't make for a good bedtime story due to the lack of words.

    12. This is an almost wordless book, however, it is not just a picture book. The pictures are very intricate and are actually telling the story. This book might be good for a child transitioning from picture books to higher level, but struggling with, or intimidated by reading. It is also great for children who like puzzles. In a sense, it is an engineering book, with a fun twist.

    13. The invention includes many stops drawn in detail going through the whole house. There is only text on the first page Told by his parents that his light must be out at eight o'clock, a young piglet who is afraid of the dark devises an ingenious solution to the problem.

    14. The little pig int his story is afraid to fall asleep without the light on. So he devises a brilliant Rube Goldberg-esque method that will turn the light off for him after he's had time to fall asleep.Brilliant illustrations.

    15. An odd but interesting story for kids who like to play with gears, pulleys, and contraptions. There aren't any words in this one, so it's more of a "pore over book" for a rainy day than a story to read aloud.

    16. caroline and i loved this!! no words but a big diagram like map of this little pigs invention to shut off his light.

    17. Extremely confusing for me. I liked the idea, but I really didn't understand much from 3 or 4 pages in all the way to the end.

    18. Almost no words, but fascinating pictures of an invention by a small pig to let his lights go out at night. I love this author's intricate drawings.

    19. Wow! This book tells the ingenious story of a child's alternative to turning out the lights. Although almost no words are found in the book the story still manages to capture and delight.

    20. When i was in elementary school we got to build Rube Goldberg machines kinda like this book. it was so much fun.

    21. Great "No Words" book. Elementary students could practice before, during and after questions with it. They could also practice asking and answering questions.Good book for any age group.

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