Shadow

Summary:

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?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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.

Content Awareness Factors:

If you find wordless books hard to "get into," you may want to preview this.


Little Kid Reaction

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.

Parent Reaction

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.

Type of Book:
This (near) wordless book celebrates a child's imagination through play.
Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
4 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with and by a nine-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a must have for the home library.

Title Shadow
Author Suzy Lee
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2010
Illustrators Suzy Lee
ISBN 9780811872805
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
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