14th January '18
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!