A young girl turns on the light in a closet. She sees her shadow and creates a bird with her hands. Then her images morph and grow and become a story themselves ... ultimately coming to life in her imagination. What happens when her mom calls her to dinner?
Captivating and deceivingly simple illustrations grab readers (from preschool to third grade) at page one and will keep them enjoying this book over and over again.
If you find wordless books hard to "get into," you may want to preview this.
The first time through, my nine-year-old wasn't sure what to think. She pored over the illustrations and flipped back and forth to see how the changes evolved. Then, having "walked" through the book a couple of times, she came up with a story of her own.
This is an incredibly beautiful book. The illustrations are simple, and despite all of the action the girl creates, it is a quiet book. We enjoyed flipping the book so that the shadows were on top and the "real" images were on the bottom. There is so much you can do with this book.
This (near) wordless book celebrates a child's imagination through play.
Use this book to encourage imagination. Let your child create the story by "reading" their version, or better yet, create a place where they can make shadows and let their imaginations fly.
4 to 10
3 to 8
Read with and by a nine-year-old girl.
Buy. This is a must have for the home library.