Rayo de luz

De Grace Gonzalez

an interactive book: a book to interact with nature, move it and explore light and shadow.

encourages curiosity: Through this book, boys and girls will be able to stimulate their curiosity about science through light and its many facets.

Perfect for learning shapes and colors: The geometry and simplicity of the book are ideal for boys and girls to learn about different shapes and colors. The imaginative language of this book, along with a minimalist and poetic text, creates the perfect combination for engaging reading.

To work in group: excellent book to work in class and go out in a group to observe nature. Ideal for developing group projects.

Feeling and living nature is a special moment that we sometimes leave aside. It is not necessary to transport yourself to other places, but to observe, experience and be aware of the nature of everyday life is, in itself, a magical instance.Thus, the apparent simplicity of elements of our world, such as light, gives us an imaginative and reflective experience.Silver lining it is a book and also a mediating object to feel nature.

Poetry sensitively accompanies the experience, giving clues as to what is happening as they interact with them, but being open enough so that each boy and girl can perceive the outside in their own way.

In this book, the light begins by going through a small hole, to later be an invitation to move the book, see it from different perspectives and thus understand where the light comes from. Her shapes encourage imagining with her and her friend her shadow, since one cannot exist without the other.

Award winner Opera Prima Prize de THE BRAW AMAZING BOOKSHELF, Bologna Book Fair 2023


Recommended for 4+ years
Binding: Boardbook
Size: 20x20cm
Pages: 20
Vintage: 2022
ISBN: 978-956-364-266-7
Book printed on FSC Mixed paper


Grace Gonzalez (1999), is a design student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica. Design has allowed him to connect with disciplines of his interest, such as art, photography, cinema and aesthetics. She is interested in finding the way to live significant experiences, so her books SI feel the wind y Rtutor of light are set as an invite on that line.


“Siento el viento” and “Rayo de luz” are two remarkable board books created by graphic arts student Gracia González during her studies. Its appeal lies in the simplicity and clarity of the design, in the high-quality production, as well as in the way the books approach their themes (wind, sun) and convey them visually, haptically, and textually. The solid pages of “I Feel the Wind” are painted in white and various shades of blue. The color areas are monochrome, the shapes are simple, and the design is minimalist. Some of the pages open to form a wave of clouds; one item, which can be removed, can be a paper kite or a leaf dancing in the wind. Cutout holes of different sizes invite the reader to peek, or take a breath, sparking the imagination through the absence of instructions. It is not usual for a board book for the little ones to contain poetry. In a few lines, a first-person lyrical speaker talks about listening to the wind and feeling it gently blow or caress.

Jury The White Ravens, Internationale Jugendbibliothek