Monday, December 17, 2012

Mini Monday #15

Mini Monday is something I created to talk about anything related to children’s books. Usually it ends up being a “Mini Review” but if it is related to children’s books then talk about it here!

Shadows on my Wall by Timothy Young
, 36 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Schiffer Publishing

The street lights make shadows on Kevin’s wall! In those shadows, he sees monsters, dragons, and all sorts of frightening creatures. Does he let them scare him or does he find imaginative ways of dealing with these creepy shadows? Find out in this frightfully fun book. Through 15 creative illustrations of silhouetted shadow characters, contrasting with night-time colors, Kevin’s room and his imagination come to life! Illustrations also show how you can create your own shadow figures! From Kevin’s experience, children will learn how to deal with their own shadowy fears. Grades Pre-K to 4.

As the synopsis says, this is about a little boy who sees shadows on his wall. He sees all sorts of monsters and creatures. Eventually he learns how to overcome his fear of the shadows and turns frightening things into funny things.

The graphics in the book were decent. They were full page all with a basic blue hues to represent it being nighttime. The shadows on the wall were shown on a “window shaped” yellow box on the wall. All the pages were the same scene except the shadows and Kevin changed with each page.

There was little bonus material at the end of the book that shows you how to make a few different shadow puppet animals with your hands.

My 5 year old son laughed at some of the creatures but his favorite part by far were the shadow puppets at the end of the book.  He asked if we could do them.

I would recommend this book for younger children. My 5 year old was probably a little old for it but I think my 3 year old would have liked it better.

My Rating:

*this book was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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