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My Shadow My Friend
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H W Shelton
Do you know you have a shadow?
You might get lost if he didn't go everywhere with you.
When you go outside and play in the sunshine, there he is!
When you and your friends get together and play outside, he's still there and he brings his friends with him so your friends can have shadows too!
He'll never run out of shadows, the more people you bring, the better he likes it.
If you and your Dad go for a walk, there he is, right there beside you and he brings your dads shadow along with him.
How cool is that?
When your Mom takes you out, he's right by your side and gives your Mom a shadow also.
Does your Mom ever see her shadow?
Know something else?
Your dog has he's own shadow too!
That's right, next time you're outside with your dog, take a look, there he is!
Hear that singing?
There's some birds, and look, they have their own shadows too!
Do you think everything has a shadow?
At night, when you go to bed, you can make funny pictures on the walls with your shadow.
That's right, try it!
You can make up things to do with your shadow.
Can you make a goat?
How about a bull dog?
This one is kind of hard, but you can make anything you want to and your shadow will help you.
Here's some more pictures you can practice making with your shadow.
He likes to play with you and he'll always be there with you.
You can do almost anything with your shadow.
Get your friends to make shadow pictures too!
You can do it outside in the sunshine or almost anywhere.
Shadow pictures are fun to do and it's nice to know that your shadow will always be there for you to play with.
Playing shadow tag is a lot of fun; get your friends to play with you.
Wow! Just look at all the shadows the trees have. There are a lot of them playing.
Can you draw your shadow with a piece of chalk on the sidewalk?
He looks just like you.
So, you will never be alone anymore now, because you have a very best friend that will stick with you no matter where you go or how you feel.
Your friend, your Shadow!
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