I just love the illustrations in this beautiful new book by Caldecott Medalist, Sophie Blackall. Hello Lighthouse transports readers to another time when lighthouses required keepers to faithfully tend to them to ensure the safety of ships passing by. While life inside the lighthouse remains mostly quiet, the illustrations skillfully capture the changing of the skies and sea morphing from blue to black, calm to stormy. All the while, the lighthouse attendant keeps his log and maintains the lighthouse. The gorgeous Chinese ink and watercolor pictures perfectly compliment the nostalgic feel of the book. It is just lovely!