Signed, hardcover copy of TERRIFIC!
(Harper Collins/Greenwillow Books 2021, ISBN 9780063025189)
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Kirkus starred review:
'Pretty terrific, indeed, and visually marvelous. Gilmore’s palette, filled with greens and browns, is subdued and light, and the faces and bodies of her characters fill the page in a way that is lively and disarming. The disparate group is wonderful to look at, with its variety of shapes and colors of fur, feathers, or shell. The mandrill adds both color and gravitas to this elegant assemblage of sub-Saharan animals. The individual eyes and faces are expressive, personable, and somehow hilarious without being caricatured.'
Publisher's Weekly starred review:
'Gilmore... combines sinuous animal contours and sandy tints into cool, graceful spreads that belie the drama to come.'
'Mandrill, Owl, Badger, Turtle, and Anteater want to do something terrific together. Anteater suggests climbing—but that is not terrific for them all. Mandrill suggests hanging upside down, but that is not terrific for them all, either. And so it goes, until Snake slithers into the group and nearly upends the whole lovely afternoon.
Eventually, with open minds, patience, and cooperation—and a wickedly delightful twist—the five friends finally find a shared passion. Sophie Gilmore’s gorgeous artwork is full of rich details, and she introduces five terrific—and clever—animal characters who readers will cheer for in the end. Terrific! is an irresistible choice for young readers and anyone who’s ever spent an afternoon just waiting for that terrific idea to come along.'
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