A short bedtime story with illustrations created by paper diorama. Golden light reminiscent of a glowing sunset infuses the pages of this book. Light wraps itself around corners creating an edge of mystery and adventure as the children chase the shadows. Shadows are sometimes long and thin, appearing here and there hidden and windswept.

The story goes that three children chase various animal and plant shadows through a forest. As evening approaches the children become tired; settings turn purple and darker; a warm house beckons. The children go to sleep with the thought of awaiting the morning light when they can meet their own shadows once again.

A good story to read aloud to young children for bedtime or to nurture the imagination and sense of play. It features a subject close to children’s imagination: shadows.

A former children’s librarian, Jane Fagan is currently a full-time mother of two.