In honor of the release of My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Sara Sanchez assistant managing editor, Sam Levitz, and editorial assistant, Kylie Brien, decided to learn how to make some shadow puppets. Check out their attempts below!
My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Sara Sanchez
Inside, outside, climbing up the stairs, or jumping into bed, your shadow may be following you! He may even be one step ahead as you run down the street! Complete with a cast of the whole family, a cat, a dog, and a teddy, this story is for everyone. Little ones who are just discovering their shadows for the first time will find inspiration between these pages, while older, more experienced kids are sure to learn new ways to play with their shadows. Get ready to laugh and giggle and then find the nearest light source and try out some shadows of your own!
Sara Sanchez has created soft and inviting illustrations to creatively interpret Robert Louis Stevenson’s original lines from the poem “My Shadow,” which was originally published in his classic for children, A Child’s Garden of Verses. Sanchez’s pictures are filled with humor and help propel this timeless poem into the twenty-first century. My Shadow is sure to become a bedtime favorite for the whole family.
For children ages 3 to 6, this is a wonderful read aloud as well as a quiet bedtime story. Parents and teacher will love exposing children to one of the classic authors in children’s literature through this simple and often humorous poem. The first time this poem has been illustrated since the 1990s.