Sneaky Shadows uniquely showcases the limitless possibilities of shadow-casting in a book of imagination and 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.
Shortlisted for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing for Young People
"Kids love shadows. For children, they carry all kinds of mysterious meanings that are lost to adults as we grow up and shed our sense of wonder at the daily miracle of light.
The silhouettes in SC Manchild's and Sam Caldwell’s wonderfully illustrated exploration of the limits of shadowplay cast shapes that are deceptive, seductive and – once their sources are revealed – often very funny.Sneaky Shadows is a timeless guessing game updated with dexterity and imagination. It puts pictures in your mind that will make you smile long even after you come to expect them." Judges Report