Little Cheetah’s Shadow

Princeton Architectural. Apr. 2020. 30p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781616898403.
PreS-Gr 1–Little Cheetah and his Little Shadow each decide to spend a day walking in the other’s shoes by switching roles to allow Little Shadow to lead the day’s activities. Little Cheetah and Little Shadow learn a lot about each other’s experiences and develop a new appreciation for each other. The two realize that each was a little misunderstood, and they begin to be considerate of each other in new ways. Their friendship thrives in this new revelation. Set in a tidy house in a cute town, this title is the perfect picture book to introduce empathy to young children. The characters are adorable and the scenes idyllic. The situation that Little Cheetah and his shadow find themselves in is one that anyone can relate to: the feeling of being treated unfairly. Young readers will be able to identify and name the problem in the story and will appreciate the characters’ solution. Created with watercolor and colored pencils, the illustrations are soft and warm, wrapping readers in this touching story of friendship, compassion, empathy, and teamwork.
VERDICT A suggested purchase. It always helps to walk a mile in another’s shoes.

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