Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas, Sydney Smith
Published by Dial Books on September 12th 2017
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.
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