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Summary: A yeti can't fall asleep because he keeps seeing scary shadows in his room, but they all turn out to be his friends. This picture book story offers kids a way to address their fear of the dark.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, developing reader
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 7
Reading Level: 2.1
Age of Child: Read with a 4-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: My daughter loved this book because Yeti thought the shadows were monsters but they were sweet, gentle animals. It was backwards from how it's supposed to be and she thought that was hilarious.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked this book, and it helped my daughter and I talk through shadows in her own room when the lights are out at night.
Pros: Creative, bright illustrations complement a scary Yeti who is actually frightened. This picture book opens the door for great conversations!
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. I think it's a great book to read a few times but that's it.
Educational Themes: This is a great story to read before bedtime, but can also be fun as a catalyst to create wall shadows. Introduce your children to hand shadows using a flashlight.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.