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Sarah's Shadow


If you could change something about yourself, would you do it? When Sarah Simpkins is teased about her shadow in the school playground, she finds herself wishing she didn't have one. That night she has the chance to make the wish come true. But will losing her shadow really make her happy?

Publisher: Full Media Ltd
Format: Paperback
Published: 1st December 2017
Number of Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 9780993079498

Age Ranking
  1. #1043 of 1936 books for 7 year olds
  2. #1118 of 2006 books for 5 year olds
  3. #1133 of 2017 books for 6 year olds
3 Book reviews
13th March '18
I read it to BellaCam aged 6
Sarah's Shadow 9780993079498
5 stars
My daughter really loved this book. She has struggled fitting in at school and this book is relatable to her.

In the book Sarah wishes away her shadow but soon wishes she hadn’t. The ending and moral of this book is lovely and it left my kids making shadow puppets. 
12th January '18
I read it to IronBoots aged 7
Sarah's Shadow 9780993079498
5 stars
Loved reading this book to my two boys (5 and 7), perfectly aimed so as not to go over my youngest's head whilst also keeping the eldest entertained. They enjoyed the colourful illustrations, and I felt the choice of words had been thought through well - "cackled", "scrunched"... fun words and clear sentences. Some words were new to my 5 year old, but the context and illustrations made it perfectly clear what was meant, so he learnt something too!

This book has a positive message, and overall it's a very good read!
14th January '18
I read it (an adult) & to Wilbe aged 5
Sarah's Shadow 9780993079498
5 stars
Really loved this book, it cuts straight to the heart of kids wanting to fit in and be accepted by their friends. Sarah is bullied about her shadow being skinny like her, and wishes it away. I think most kids can relate to being picked on for being different. 

However, Sarah quickly realises that she hadn’t wished it away, as they’re on a camping trip doing shadow puppets. So it comes back to her and she wows them all with her shadow animals. I think kids like this bit in particular. 

Beautifully illustrated, at its moral centre is the message to love and accept yourself the way you are - which is a great message for children and adults alike. My 5 year old nephew really liked it, and when I asked him what to give it out of 10, the answer was 10! 
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