Don’t Turn Off the Lights

(No apagues la luz)

What’s hidden in the dark? Are there dragons, witches, or ghosts? A gnome? An army of gnomes?! In this book, for ages 3 to 6, the illustrator Alberto Montt ponders and then rules out all of these possibilities: when you turn off the lights at night, you might find a vampire, a zombie, an alien, or what would be even worst: a vampire zombie from outer space! But you might also find nothing: these are just fantasies that won’t allow us to fall asleep. There’s nothing hidden in the dark. When night comes, we can turn off the lights, knowing that we’ll get a good night sleep, no monsters hunting us, just a placid dream... Unless, of course, a werewolf comes...

Critics

“I began to need Daily Dose as a filthy junkie... Montt’s addictive books ruined my meetings, my friends were so hooked onthem that they stopped talking and stayed there all in silence. We were only interrupted by our own psychotic laughs.”

—Malena Pichot

“Montt mixes apples and oranges and doesn’t ask us to choose one of them. His books are the unusual space where opposites work together. There, the penguin and the polar bear, coming from opposite polesof the planet, find out how exciting it is to share the same bed”

—Juan Villoro

“Really, a genius.”

—Manu Arregui Biziola

Rights sold

• Spanish (Latin America): Penguin Random House