Reviewed by John E. Roper of The US Review
From the Author
Being thankful for these two book formats' inspiration, I wanted to honorboth series in my own way. (Technically, Big Little Books may beconsidered an imprint, not a series.) Bedtime for Seneca is my way of showing gratitude, although this book's stories aretragic. Taking the grittier elements and the limited number ofillustrations from Big Little Books, combining this with thecompactness of Little Golden Books, the result is a Shadow Book.
Now, Bedtime for Seneca is nothing like a Little Golden Book-my stories are dark and intended for older readers; but Bedtime for Seneca is a sort of compact, bedtime fable read. So I hope expectant readersmanage their...expectations. This book will take you into darker places,but you won't be accompanied by friendly creatures, unfortunately.
I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with Shadow Books just yet. I'dlike to develop this idea into an ongoing series or tie the stories into a much larger work. Regardless, I do hope you enjoy Bedtime for Seneca, its stories, and the book's format. I hope it all charms you like I've been charmed by so many other books-or, at least, my book keeps youinterested until the final page.