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Read and Discuss: Nothing Sticks Like a Shadow

Rabbit bets Woodchuck that he can escape his shadow.


  • Nothing Sticks Like a Shadow by Ann Tompert

Key Science Concepts

  • A shadow is created by an object blocking the light.
  • You can make shadows with your body and other objects.


Before you read: Show children the cover of the book and read the title and author’s name aloud. Ask children what they think is happening in the picture on the cover.  

After you read: Ask,

  • What were some of the ways Rabbit tried to get rid of his shadow? Why do you think they didn’t work?
  • What happened to Rabbit’s shadow at night? (At first it disappeared, but then Rabbit could see it in the moonlight.)
  • Can you think of any other ways to make your shadow disappear?
  • Read the title again and ask, What do you think it means that “nothing sticks like a shadow?” How do you think a shadow might stick to us?