Rather than take the traditional “moral of the story” approach to children’s books, First Light Publishing seeks to create stories for story’s sake. But this is more than mere child’s play for the publisher, which has a very serious purpose for its titles. As company spokesman Robert Black says, “We want to produce fun and engaging books that stimulate a lifelong love of reading.”

Founded by a former public school teacher, First Light Publishing understands the often overlooked educational value of humor in literature. Knowing that many novice readers approach the written page with a great deal of trepidation, this publisher seeks to reward their efforts with a smile at the end of each page. The side benefit of this approach is that much of the humor translates to adults and often provides equal entertainment to parents reading to their children.