Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow Blog Tour: Review

Posted September 15, 2017 by love2dazzle in Children, Features, Promo Blitz, Reviews / 0 Comments

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow Blog Tour: ReviewSmoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas, Sydney Smith
Published by Dial Books on September 12th 2017
Pages: 48

A brave shadow finds a more colorful life in this joyous picture book by the acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers.Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either... until the day he pops free, and decides to hit the road in search of the life he dreams about. And as he enjoys his first colorful day singing, dancing, and playing other shadows watch him, and they become brave, too. The frog's shadow takes the shape of a prince and the dragonfly's shadow that of a dragon. Even the rock's shadow gets in on the excitement. But what will become of the timid beings their shadows have left behind? Will they finally be inspired to find their own daring?


Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Sydney Smith is a joy to read. This story is so charming and fabulous. The writing is so descriptive that I was really able to enjoy the story. The illustrations are so beautiful and vivid that it brings the story to life. I love how the message in this book is about not being afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and take a chance on life. I think this is a great story to read to your little ones.


Week One:
September 12 – Welcome to Wonderland – Review & Activity (create your own pet Black Hole)
September 13 – Embers and Ashes – Review and Bookstagram
September 15 – Dazzled by Books – Review
Week Two:
September 18 – books4yourkids – Review (just Smoot)
September 19 – All Done Monkey – Review
September 20 – Four Violet Reviews – Creative piece
September 21 – DoodleMom’s Homeschooling Life – Review
September 22 – YABooksCentral – Author Guest Post – Top 5 listicle from author
Week Three:
September 25 – Teachers Who Read – Review?
September 26 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
September 27 – Mama Smiles – Review & Creative Activities
September 28 – Cracking the Cover – Review

About Michelle Cuevas

Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is the author of several children’s books, including Confessions of an Imaginary Friend and The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. She lives in Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

About Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith was born in Nova Scotia and has a BFA in drawing and printmaking from NSCAD University. He is an award-winning children’s book illustrator whose work can sometimes also be found in magazines and on festival posters and album covers. Sydney also plays a little banjo, stands on his hands, and can ride his bike really fast. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and baby son.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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