"Dean Griffiths' pen and ink illustrations are brimming with humourous details." "This is a wonderful tribute to teachers and their superhero talents." (Resource Links 2004-09-01)
"A roaringly funny tale with a valuable message about male role modelling." "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 Standard 2004-06-19)
"Writer Troy Wilson and illustrator Dean Griffiths say a lot, in a few pages, about fiction and reality, hopes, dreams and human potential." (Vancouver Sun 2004-05-08)
"This is a wonderfully uplifting story for young and old." "The heartwarming relationship between teacher and student will resonate with everyone who has ever had a special teacher be a life-long influence." (Quill & Quire 2004-04-01)
"A magical, funny book about finding heroes." (United Church Observer 2005-12-01)
"Writing is definitely Wilson's super power." (Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2006-01-01)
"Kids and parents will enjoy this comic-book-style story that encourages kids to believe in themselves and discover their own super powers." "Great for comic book fans,...and readers and writers of all ages." (Young Adult Books Central 2005-08-30)
"This delightful story challenges readers to expand their definition of hero." (Today's Parent 2004-11-01)
"Victoria author Troy Alan Maxwell Wilson and illustrator Dean Griffiths of Duncan, B.C. pepper an inspirational story with sly humour." (Maclean's 2004-11-29)
"A terrific book not only for comic-book lovers and children interested in writing, but for any child who may need help boosting his or her self-esteem." (Children in Crisis 2005-01-01)
"Wilson's first book is an entertaining and thought-provoking read for children. His premise that everyone can develop their own superpowers is a wonderful message for young readers." (Calgary Herald 2004-10-31)
"A wonderful story about finding your own voice and those special people who make a difference in our lives." "Griffiths 'super' illustrations are warm and fun." (BC Parent 2004-04-01)
"Dean Griffiths' whimsically gorgeous illustrations are - pardon the pun - perfect." "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." (Comic World News 2004-06-14)
"A funny, charming and simply inspired children's book." "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!" (Monday Magazine 2004-05-13) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Dean Griffiths has illustrated twelve books for Orca. He lives in Duncan, British Columbia. More information is available at www.deangriffiths.com.