Book Review: Sarah’s Shadow by Nick Jones


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?

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Sarah’s Shadow is a colorful children’s book about Sarah Simpkins. She made a wish that her shadow would go away because some of the kids on the playground teased her about it. And it worked! Her shadow waved goodbye and left. Will this make her happy? Will the kids stop teasing her now?

Sarah learns the hard way that we need to think before we make a decision based on feelings. Being teased or bullied is a terrible feeling and poor Sarah just didn’t want anyone to make fun of her anymore. Getting rid of her shadow, though, probably wasn’t the best choice.

I definitely recommend Sarah’s Shadow as reading for children. It teaches children to use their imagination, it’s fun to read, and it has great illustrations.



About the Author

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.

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