We were sent this delightful
book to review by the talented Tom Percival, I settled both my boys in for the story.
They usually want separate stories in their
respective rooms but this luckily generated enough interest I could get story
time done in one go! Not that I ever
begrudge them their story, it’s just sometimes come bedtime I am exhausted
(okay not sometimes, pretty much EVERY night lol!).
The story was entertaining
but also helped teach a valuable lesson about the importance of saying sorry
when you have done something wrong. I
am desperately trying to teach my boys manners and respecting other people at
the moment, so I am very grateful for any materials that help with that aim…
It is also a useful book to
discuss friendship and then raise questions about how your children get on with
their own friends, you can explain even your closest friend can fall with you
but perhaps with a little time apart you might work it out and be better
friends at the end.
The illustrations help set the book out, the magical shadow character does like getting up to mischief! It reminds me a lot of my youngest son!!!
At the end of the story
eldest tried to make some shadow animals, the book was a fun way to get them
interested in shadow shapes with their hands.
It can be a little tricky to do some of the ones featured on the inside
of the book (my bunny rabbit looked a little crazy!) but it was an enjoyable extra
You can buy this from the Anova Bookstore for £5.99.