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The story of the Shadow Play Book
project creation

How did the idea come?
— Every night I read books to my daughter until she falls asleep, and sometimes we play shadow theatre. It's easy to make a rabbit or a dog with your hands, but one night, Agnia asked me to show her Thumbelina. We decided to cut a paper silhouette and spent a lot of time on this, but she did not come out as pretty as we imagined. So I thought to myself: I wish we had a shadow theatre, something you just set up on the table, turn on the flashlight and – showtime! No cutting up paper or gluing parts together.

I couldn't find anything like this on the Internet, but went on pondering about the idea, building up a picture in my mind of the whole family gathering together in the evening to perform a play at a home shadow theatre.
A marketer by education and a facilitator at work, I prefer a system-based approach, rising to challenges and handling them well. So I decided to bring my idea to life as a project.

First, I learned about the technical aspects of laser cutting and paper types. Then I checked out hundreds of professional illustrators until I found someone who was ideal for my vision. In November 2017, I launched a crowdfunding campaign, to see if there might be a demand for books such as this.

Today, we have published six stories, available in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Canada, with potential partners in Singapore and the USA. A copy of our "Puss in Boots" is now in the Charles Perrault Museum collection in France.

Natalia Andreeva, the Shadow Play Book creator
From concept to development
Every new book is a long term and complicated process:
1. Ask customers what new tales they would like to see in the Shadow Play Book project.

2. Break out the storyline into eight key scenes that recount the entire plot, keeping children and their parents engaged and excited.

3. Create layouts for the illustrations.

4. Test the silhouettes and kid-proof them by removing or replacing fragile elements that might rip during play.


5. Make a mock-up to check everything, with the final tweaks. Only after all this has been completed is the full layout sent to the manufacturer.

6. Write a brief version of the tale that can be read comfortably in five to seven minutes, rather than over several nights.

7. Record an audiobook and upload it to the Shadow Play Book website.


Each book takes two to three months to progress from concept to release.

1. Ask customers what new tales they would like to see in the Shadow Play Book project.

2. Break out the storyline into eight key scenes that recount the entire plot, keeping children and their parents engaged and excited.

3. Create layouts for the illustrations.

4. Test the silhouettes and kid-proof them by removing or replacing fragile elements that might rip during play.

5. Make a mock-up to check everything, with the final tweaks. Only after all this has been completed is the full layout sent to the manufacturer.

6. Write a brief version of the tale that can be read comfortably in five to seven minutes, rather than over several nights.

7. Record an audiobook and upload it to the Shadow Play Book website.

Each book takes two to three months to progress from concept to release.

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