Monday, December 14, 2009

Boris and the Wrong Shadow by Leigh Hodgkinson

Boris & the Wrong Shadow is this really cute story about a cat who wakes up one day to find that his shadow is that of a mouse. What caught my eye first was the name "Boris" ~a name that is rarely heard. The next thing was the cover illustration of a cat with a "mouse" shadow. It is definitly eyecatching and begs to be picked up and read. The reading was fun too. It makes a great read aloud for kids~I love the way the text glides along. The illustrations are also fun, something on every page for kids to discover. A great book to read again and again without getting tired of it.

I looked it up on the web and noticed that in the UK it is called Colin & the Wrong Shadow~gotta say I think "Boris" is a better name~

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rosemary,

    We're so glad you enjoyed Boris and the Wrong Shadow. And that you prefer the name Boris for this quirky cat. Connecting with kids and the adults that share books with them is such a privilege. As for the title character's name, we thought that the name Colin just didn't have the same appeal. So glad you agree!

    If you enjoyed this title, you may want to check out the first title, Boris and the Snoozebox.

    Looking forward to publishing more fancifcul and engaging stories in 2010 and hearing your feedback on those as well!

    Elisabeth Prial
    Publisher, tiger tales