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Scholastic/Blue Sky Press, 2002
September 8, 2003
"In his first work as both author and illustrator, Florczak aims for the younger set....Dispensing with the painterly style of his work in The Rainbow Bridge, Florczak inflates scale and employs heightened, sometimes psychedelic color to play up another forte: startling photo-realism....Kids who like their animals ferocious will be wild for this one."
School Library Journal
"...in hyperrealistic, Technicolor-style paintings, a boy dressed in safari clothes romps his way through numerous wild landscapes.... In the absence of a story, the real point of interest here is the illustrations, which are bright and arresting, and use unusual perspectives to create a sense of danger. Children who enjoy paintings that look like photographs will "oooh" and "aaah" their way through this one."
"......extra large double-page spreads in bright neon colors show her (sic) close-up encounters with fierce animals.... The thrilling adventure will appeal to preschoolers, and the conservation message will grab them, too."