Boris and the wrong shadow

Leigh Hodgkinson

Book - 2009

Boris wakes up from his catnap to find that he has the wrong shadow, one of a mouse! Can he find out who is behind the switch and get his own shadow back?

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Picture books
Wilton, CT : Tiger Tales 2009.
Item Description
"Originally published in Great Britain 2008 by Orchard Books."
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm
Main Author
Leigh Hodgkinson (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—Boris, who was shipped around the world in Boris and the Snoozebox (Tiger Tales, 2008), is back in another adventure. This time the feline wakes up to find he has the wrong shadow. It appears to be that of a mouse and draws the snickers of other animals. Boris is upset and thinks that if he had a bigger shadow, say an elephant's, "everything would be hunky-dory." Just when he is about to sink into despair, he spies his own shadow attached to his mouse friend. Vernon is reluctant to give it back since it makes him feel noticed for the first time, but when it proves to be too big to fit into his home, the friends swap and realize they should concentrate on more important things. Although the mixed-media collage illustrations and broken text add a frenetic quality to the story, readers will enjoy poring over the details. Nearly every animal and object has its own shadow, which is a clever touch.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY [Page 124]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Boris the cat wakes up to find that he has the shadow of a mouse and sets out to solve the mystery and show a small friend that you do not have to be big to be a superstar, in a story complimented with collage illustrations written by the author of Boris and the Snoozebox.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Boris the cat wakes up from his nap, he finds that he has the shadow of a small mouse.