David plays all by himself in the Quiet Room, hoping and wishing that his echo and his shadow would do something, anything other than repeat his words and his movements. When David learns that sounds and shapes are connected, he discovers a new playmate.
The book contains a fictional story, followed by a non-fiction section on the seasons, shadows, and the science of shapes and sounds.
Will appeal to readers who enjoy:
the science of sound & abstract thinking
"When people understand how the world works, magic becomes science." These words belong to David, the little boy in the center the beautifully illustrated and thoroughly engaging children's book When Echo Met Shadow, capturing the wonderful essence of the story as it unfolds with every turn (or scroll) of the page.
It all begins with David, trying to play with his friend, Echo. Much to David's frustration, Echo can only repeat his words back to him, and nothing else. Naturally, David is upset. He then turns to Shadow for company. Unfortunately, just like Echo, Shadow is a very annoying copycat and a disappointment. When David moves to the right, so does Shadow. When David moves to the left, Shadow follows. Why won't Shadow dance with him? His friends are so boring! If only Echo and Shadow can come alive and really play. Forreal. This is where, in a wonderful and clever twist, David's magical thinking turns everything on its head. With a little help from David's parents, the young boy comes up with the perfect solution. What David does next elevates the story. It becomes not just deliciously whimsical, but also surprisingly and perfectly plausible. Poetry meets cleverly disguised scientific prose, in the best possible way. For those young readers who wish to learn more, the author has also included a very informative and fun afterword. Spoiler alert: it's not just for kids. Parents can also find out some pretty interesting facts about sounds and shapes at the end of the book.
We are all living in unprecedented times. And now, more than ever, the world needs books like When Echo Met Shadow. They not only tell a great story, but are a superb teaching tool for inquisitive young minds. And above all, they inspire. Who knows? Just like David, your own child "magician" could be tomorrow's Nikola Tesla or Marie Curie. This book is a must read for the real superheroes of our future. "
- Boriana Todorov, author of The Moon Rock and Oliver's Tantrums
Dilek Mir loves to read, but even more than that, she loves to write about beings* who are curious about the world and how it works.
She is the author of four picture books: Baby Palm, Little Palm, Young Palm, and When Echo Met Shadow, as well as the young adult novel Alexis Ascending.
*beings: human and otherwise
Larisa Ivanković is passionate about her work, like every artist. She has been drawing since as far back as when she became aware of her own existence. Illustrating children’s books is one of her favorites, and she's been a children’s book illustrator for several years now through her Little Witch Factory. She has fun creating existing beings in new, unique, and changed forms, as well as creating and illustrating imaginary creatures and places. She believes that through colorfulness and interesting stories, we develop children’s imaginations and intelligence.
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