If you could change something about yourself, would you do it? When Sarah Simpkins is teased about her shadow in the school playground, she finds herself wishing she didn’t have one. That night she has the chance to make the wish come true. But will losing her shadow really make her happy?
Go To Sleep!.
Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that something is wrong … The award-winning bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love!
Many thanks to the publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on this blog tour and for my copy of each of the books for this review.
Sarah’s Shadow is a wonderful book about a little girl who is fed up of her shadow that she wishes that it would disappear….and she gets her wish. However Sarah soon realises that her wish wasn’t as good as she thought it would be.
Sarah’s Shadow is aimed at children aged between 5-7, my daughter is five and thoroughly enjoyed the story and as she gets older, I think she will also appreciate the underlying message of the book about being happy through being yourself.
Si Clark has beautifully illustrated the book which compliments Nick Jones’ storyline – my daughter really liked the style of the illustrations.
A brilliant book to read together and to have further conversations around the subject generally.
Go To Sleep! is a humorous tale of a little sheep who cannot sleep (I have my own little ‘sheep’ just like this 🙂 ). Go To Sleep! is aimed at slightly younger children than Sarah’s Shadow but I think that my daughter is at just the right age for them both. She enjoyed listening to this book but this is also one that she can start reading to me.
We absolutely loved the illustrations from Sarah-Leigh Wills which truly brought the story to life.
Both Sarah’s Shadow and Go To Sleep! are great bedtime reads to share with younger readers.
Nick Jones is an author based in Cheshire, UK, but originally from Bristol. He has written a series of joke books and an illustrated children’s book. His first joke book, Gagged and Bound, was written during the summer of 2014 and was published by Full Media Ltd later in the year to critical acclaim, garnering positive reviews from numerous book review websites such as Reader’s Favorite and The Bookbag. A follow-up, Gagged and Bound 2, was released a year later and received a similarly positive response, and in 2017 Nick returned with the third instalment. Nick returned with a very different book, Sarah’s Shadow, in December 2017. He has several new books in the pipeline including two picture books and a children’s joke book.
Marion Adams has been writing for as long as she can remember, usually for fun and sometimes for money as well. She started her career as an in-house copywriter with a publisher and now works as a freelance proofreader and editor. It’s her dream job because she’s paid to read all day (and eat dark chocolate). Over the years, she’s written all kinds of things for both adults and children, some serious and some less so, with published work including magazine stories, articles, poems, plays and non-fiction books.
Marion lives in Devon, UK, and when she’s not reading or writing (or eating dark chocolate), she loves going for walks on the wild moors where her picture book Go To Sleep! is set.