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Shadow Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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Each page, the shadows slightly change, suggesting what the girl is imagining, until she becomes wrapped up in the shadow world. Her play in the shadow world is disrupted by her mother's call that dinner is ready, and the final page reveals that her imaginative shadow play has made a mess of the garage she was playing in.
My 4 year old really enjoyed this book, and after reading it, I held up a flashlight and let him make shadows on the wall, which he was thrilled with. I suggest doing the same, unless you are concerned about winding up your child before bed.
Overall, this is a tremendous, inspiring, truly unique book. Just keep in mind that the lack of words prevents you from zoning our while reading to your child.
* This wordless book tells a large story.
* The absence of words allows for a great use of imagination.
* Beautifully illustrated in only three colors, this book is truly a work of art.
* This would make a beautiful gift for many different ages, including design and art loving adults.
Shadow is a beautiful work of art that allows imaginations to soar, children and adults alike. An almost entirely wordless book, told only through Lee's gorgeous and spare illustrations. The young heroine starts out in the family's attic, with a "click" of the light, she is thrown into a world of light and shadow, represented only with the colors black, white and yellow. To start, the left side of the spread shows the attic as is, with our little girl in the middle, while the right side of the spread is the shadow interpretation of the attic. On the right, brooms become flowers, ladders become vines and hoses become snakes. Slowly the right and left sides of the spread combine to become a celebration of the creative power of our young heroine and the reader. There is no right or wrong story, just the one the reader wants to imagine. This and other wordless books make for terrific confidence boosts for young, fledgling readers.
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Maybe it's my fault for not reading the description more carefully, but this book has NO WORDS. It's simply a picture book that displays several shadow images. Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by Tampagirl23
I liked this picture book, the shadows come to life and then interact with the girl. My roommate appreciated this book for her classroom at the first grade level.Published on July 15, 2013 by Melissa Baldwin