Monday, September 14, 2015

Whose Shadow Do I See? written Rosalind Bunn and illustrated by March Braught- A Review

 Whose Shadow Do I See? 

Author: Rosalind Bunn
Illustrator: Mark Braught
Publisher: Deeds Publishing
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-941165-82-9
Price: $17.99


About the Book:

Whose Shadow Do I See? is a bedtime story in which a little boy—who is not ready for the last story to be read and the light to be turned out—imagines that shadows are all sorts of things. Luckily, his grandfather is there to help! 
This story is for any child whose vivid imagination has made them fearful of the dark.

To Purchase: 

This book is available through the Deeds Publishing Website: .

My Review: 

Several years ago, when the movie The Princess and the Frog came out in theaters, I took Miss M to the theater. She was only four at the time and probably too young to see a movie in the theater. We only made it through the movie up until the point where Shadow Man entered the scene. Instantly, my daughter screamed. Shadows terrified her. This movie played into how children fear what lurks in the dark and how shadows can play tricks on the mind. After the movie, for the weeks that followed, the shadows in our house were all the working of Shadow Man. 

What I wouldn't have given to have Whose Shadow Do I See? to read to her back then!  For any parent who has had a child that says, "But wait!" every time they try to walk out the door, you will want a copy of this book.When the Pappa tries to leave the room, the little one starts to fret about the shadows in the room. Every time the little one's imagination gets the best of him, the Pappa in the story helps ease his son's fears.

Whose Shadow Do I See? is a playful bedtime story that have simple rhymes that keep the busiest of toddlers listening. The blues and purples of the illustrations are calming to the eye. Each page begs the reader to imagine what is possibly hidden in the shadows. I adore that Mark Braught drew a copy of Rosalind's book The Monsters Three sitting on the red chair. This attention to detail is always a delight, giving the reader another reason to read the book multiple times.

We were lucky enough to attend the book launch of Whose Shadow Do  I See? at the marvelous bookstore FoxTale Book Shoppe. My children thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book read aloud and having both the author and illustrator sign our copy of the book. It was an intimate setting with an eager crowd. There was one adorable little girl sitting next to my daughter that shouted each time  Rosalind asked, "Whose Shadow Do I See?" Seeing the other children react so fondly to the book lets me know it will be a huge hit for any family that adds this title to their personal library. 

Can't wait to see what Rosalind and Mark come up with next!

For more information about Rosalind Bunn, check out her website:,
Twitter: @bunnrl, or her Facebook Author Page.

For more information about Mark Braught, check out his website:,  Twitter: @markbraught, or his Facebook Page.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

FoxTale BookShoppe, Woodstock, GA

I have been telling myself for the longest time to get in my car and drive up to Woodstock, GA to visit the FoxTale Book Shoppe. For whatever reason, which seems silly since I am a book blogger, today was the first time I ever crossed the absolutely delightful threshold of the FoxTale Book Shoppe. The book store is located right off of Main Street in downtown Woodstock. (And they have a parking lot, which is key in any downtown area.) 

We made our way specifically for the Whose Shadow Do I See book launch, which was written by Rosalind Bunn and illustrated by Mark Braught.

I can't wait to share with you a review of both the book launch itself and the book tomorrow on the blog. Make sure to check in tomorrow. 

But, for now, let me gush more about the book store. 

Little J was completely smitten in the children's book section. I love how they only have a small selection of books instead of packing the shelves. Each book feels like it was hand selected and chosen to sit on the shelf in a specific spot. I loved the eclectic titles chosen for the children's section, so many of which I had never heard of and had me intrigued and spellbound. 

My children each choose a book, in addition to purchasing a copy of the book Whose Shadow Do I See. I selected two books. (Greedy Mommy.) I purchased Jan, the fox & me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault. Oh, I can't wait to read this graphic novel tonight! It is breathtaking. I will be greedily keeping this book in my room. 

I also purchased, because the book shop is full of fox related items, a guide to foxes. I have a little secret...I am working on a middle grade novel. I have been working on it for almost a year now. I am in love with the characters that are developing on the page. In fact, they have been pulling me away from spending as much time blogging. I am lost in the world that has grown from a figment of an idea. Several of the characters in this book are foxes. Of course I needed to purchase these books for research purposes. 

The book launch, which I will blog about tomorrow, not only included a reading of Rosalind's latest book, but we were lucky enough to hear the book The Monsters Three, which Rosalind co-wrote with Kathleen Howard. It was wonderful to hear them both read this Halloween story, the perfect kick-off for the fall season.

Here is a sneak peak of Rosalind Bunn (author) and Mark Braught (illustrator) signing books at the event!

If you live in Metro Atlanta or really anywhere remotely close to Woodstock, Georgia, please check out FoxTale Book Shoppe. I can't wait for my next excuse to visit!

FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 East Main Street, #138
Woodstock, GA 30188

10am – Dark Thirty
Monday – Saturday
(and sometimes Sunday)

Remember, you can order also almost ANY book
online at the FoxTale Book Shoppe webstore!

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