by Suzy Lee


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A dark attic. A light bulb. An imaginative little girl.

Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of color, present an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811872805
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 617,612
Product dimensions: 7.68(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Suzy Lee's books have been published and exhibited worldwide. She is the author and illustrator of many books including the critically acclaimed Wave as well as The Black Bird, The Zoo, and Mirror. Born in Seoul, Korea, she currently lives and works in Singapore.

Customer Reviews

Shadow 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JohannaJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has no words. It's about a little girl using her imagination and playing with shadows in her garage to make a tropical story. Lots of imagination.
SJKessel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun use of gutter.Very imaginative.Sparse use of color.
Sweetonbooks More than 1 year ago
. Shadow is a most unique and charming book. . This wordless book tells a large story. . The absence of words allows for a great use of imagination. . Beautifully illustrated in only three colors, this book is truly a work of art. . This would make a beautiful gift for many different ages, including design and art loving adults. ---------------------------------------------- Shadow is a beautiful work of art that allows imaginations to soar, children and adults alike. An almost entirely wordless book, told only through Lee's gorgeous and spare illustrations. The young heroine starts out in the family's attic, with a "click" of the light, she is thrown into a world of light and shadow, represented only with the colors black, white and yellow. To start, the left side of the spread shows the attic as is, with our little girl in the middle, while the right side of the spread is the shadow interpretation of the attic. On the right, brooms become flowers, ladders become vines and hoses become snakes. Slowly the right and left sides of the spread combine to become a celebration of the creative power of our young heroine and the reader. There is no right or wrong story, just the one the reader wants to imagine. This and other wordless books make for terrific confidence boosts for young, fledgling readers.