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Sneaky Shadows

SC Manchild Sam Caldwell



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08 July 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is sheer fun and delight! The reader is asked to guess the shadow portrayed on the page. First we start with something simple: two penguins. Then a giraffe. But then it gets trickier and trickier - that camel is really a llama carrying jelly on its back (to improve its posture) and that bat is really Toby the dog hiding behind umbrellas to practise his yoga - and so it goes. Absurdity rules! Imaginative silliness (and great endpapers!) Lindy Jones


Sneaky Shadows uniquely showcases the limitless possibilities of shadow-casting in a book of imaginative, absurd misdirection. Its humour, pace and timing will have young audiences on their toes with anticipation, as the bizarre scenarios of author SC Manchild unfold. Sneaky Shadows is cheeky, laugh-out-loud fun that enjoys repeat reading from children (and parents!) of all ages.
By:   SC Manchild
Illustrated by:   Sam Caldwell
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 195mm, 
ISBN:   9780648529163
ISBN 10:   0648529169
Pages:   36
Publication Date:   08 July 2020
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 6 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

SC Manchild is the CEO of an international company using a pen-name so his governing board won't discover his penchant for funny picture books. He lives in Melbourne and his favourite part of the day is reading to his children at bedtime. Sneaky Shadows is his debut book. Sam Caldwell is a children's illustrator and designer based in Glasgow. He likes to draw characters and tell stories with pictures. He grew up in the north of England and studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. His illustrated works include Weird, Wild, Amazing!, written by Tim Flannery.

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