Perfect Manby Troy Wilson, Dean Griffiths (Illustrator)
Michael Maxwell McCallum lives in a world just like ours, but peopled by superheroes. When Michael's hero, Perfect Man, quits his job without warning, Michael isn't worried. He knows that Perfect Man will come back. He always does. So that September, when a new teacher shows up in his classroom, a teacher with a number of special powers, Michael figures it out right away. Mr. Clark is Perfect Man. Mr. Clark doesn't say yes and he doesn't say no to Michael's endless questions, but he does encourage Michael to find his own super powers.
"There are a lot of reasons for me to recommend that you get yourself a copy or five of Perfect Man. . . You're gonna need one for yourself, but you'll want extras for gifts."
"This is a wonderful tribute to teachers and their superhero talents."
"The lightheartedness of Perfect Man, and the strength of the message (read, write, live and believe in yourself), are gifts. Perfect Man is a book to read to every child and to share with men who have influenced their lives or yours."
"The heartwarming relationship between teacher and student will resonate with everyone who has ever had a special teacher be a life-long influence."
"Great for comic book fans,...and readers and writers of all ages."
"Griffiths 'super' illustrations are warm and fun."
"Great for parents who are comic book fans and for kids on the lookout for a new hero, Perfect Man is nearly perfect."
"Hurrah for Perfect Man!"
- Orca Book Publishers
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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"Michael Maxwell McCallum was Perfect Man's biggest fan. He wrote Perfect Man stories. He made a Perfect Man website. And then Perfect Man quit. Just like that."
Meet the Author
Dean Griffiths is a popular picture-book artist with more than twenty-five titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter. For more information, visit www.deans-art.com.
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What I love best about Perfect Man is its kid logic. Michael Maxwell McAllum believes. And it's a true credit to author Troy Wilson that we accept little Michael¿s leap of logic without question. Illustrator Dean Griffiths' illustrations rise (up, up, and away¿) to the occasion¿whether it's Perfect Man flying over the New York skyline or little Michael's cat sprawled in sleep over Michael's body. Perfect Man is, above all, great fun. That it also celebrates teachers and writers and children¿s imaginations is an extra, wonderful bonus for all.
This book is terrific not only for comic book lovers and kids interested in writing, but for any kid who may need help boosting his or her self-esteem. This book is all about looking inside, finding our own special talents, and ultimately feeling at home in the world. It is a beautiful story with beautiful illustrations, and I'll be surprised if it doesn't win all sorts of awards. Buy it! You won't be disappointed!