Friday, March 30, 2018

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas- OPTIONAL

Cuevas, Michelle. Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, PICTURE BOOK. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017. $17.99.

Smoot the shadow is bored with his human. He longs to do something exciting. One day, he suddenly becomes unstuck from the boy! He is so happy to be free. He tries all sorts of things, while his human follows along after him. Other shadows see Smoot and want to explore too. Before things get too out of hand, Smoot corrals the other shadows their things to control them and finds his boy, who has watched Smoot this whole time and is now ready for adventure. Together, they play and dance and sing.  

I liked the premise for this book and the pictures were intriguing enough, but it’s a little clunky. I understand the intended feeling and the message to get out and try new things is definitely there, but it’s missing a bit of detailing to help the story flow together best.  

PRE-K, EL (K-3)- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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