|Now||2020||Previous||Articles||Road Essays||Road Reviews||Author||Title||Source||Age||Genre||Series||Format||Inclusivity||LGBTA||Portfolio||Artwork||WIP|
Shadow by Suzy Lee is a wordless picture book about a girl on a jungle adventure in her junk filled garage. She makes the jungle come alive with plants and animals through her shadow play.
Lurking in the shadows, though, is a mischievous wolf. What starts as a dance with him and the girl (as he is created from her shadow) becomes something more sinister.
Although there are no words, there is so much tucked away in the black, white and yellow illustrations to warrant a second or third read. I've read recommendations in other reviews to flip the book over and read it shadow side up the second time.
When I read the book with my children we discussed the book afterwards. My oldest child felt the book was about a girl's imagination getting the better of her. My youngest believed she really had gone to a shadow jungle and could only be rescued when her family called to her. If you have your own interpretation, please share it in the comments.