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Shadow PDF Print E-mail

What You Need to Know:
Shadow is a most unique and charming book.
• 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.
Sweet Book Summary:
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.
Author: Suzy Lee Illustrator: Suzy Lee Published: 2010, 44 pages
Themes: Exquisite Illustrations, Imagination, Fantasy
Sweet Discussion Questions:
• What did you name the little girl?
• What was your story about?
• Did you read this story with anyone? If so, were your stories the same?
• Do you think the story ended when the little girl was called for dinner?
• Do you think you can write a story like this?
• If so, where would you set your wordless story?
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Rainstorm, Barbara Lehman
Art & Max, David Wiesner
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
Support Independent Book Shops: Click Here to Buy this Book on IndieBound

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