Brianna Jones's Reviews > Shadow

Shadow by Marcia Brown
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 04, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: lauren, catalogue

Genre: Fictional picture book

Reading Level: late transitional ages5-9

Topics and Themes: This book translates an African story into English. It is about a 'Shadow' that comes out whenever a story is about to be told.

Curricular Use: This is an excellent book if you are trying to use multicultural books in the classroom. It is based on an African tale and both the poem and the illustrations go along with that theme. Even translated into English, the children will be able to get a good sense of another culture from this book.

Social: Based solely on another culture. The children may have trouble relating to the text if they have no previous knowledge of African stories or storytelling.

Literary Element: Shadow uses imagery in the poem. It goes through the poem using sight and sound to describe shadow. It also uses personification to give shadow human qualities even though it is a spirit and not a human.

Text and Pictures: This book is in poem form. The pictures are not typical illustrations but look more like she layered images on top of each other to make the final picture.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Shadow.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
March 4, 2009 – Shelved
March 4, 2009 – Shelved as: lauren
March 10, 2009 – Shelved as: catalogue

No comments have been added yet.