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Spike the Dhog Paperback – August 10, 2013
About the Author
Anne Gifford has been active in the Boulder, Colorado art community since 1976, where she is well-known for her watercolor posters, landscapes, whimsy and teaching. On her own time, she shares her talent in songwriting, guitar, viola, and song. Priscilla Gifford retired to Boulder in 2002 from upstate New York to be near her daughter, Anne, and grandson, Lexis. She continues her interest in writing, music and Scrabble. The collaboration on Spike the Dhog has been a loving adventure.
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"Spike" is the creation of Pricilla Gifford (author) and her daughter Anne Gifford (illustrator) who, in perfect harmony, tell the story of his quest. Anne's illustrations teem with wonderfully wonky characters and landscapes. The colors and blends of colors are dazzling.
I predict that "Spike" will find a home in the hearts of readers young and old for generations to come.
Author of "Meet the Orchestra" / Harcourt Brace & Company
Spike is not a dog or a pig or a hedgehog. He is just a little bit different from the moment he shoots from the starry sky one October night. The light-hearted story and stunning, whimsical illustrations will carry readers on a journey that is both adventurous and difficult. With his expressive, pink eyes and spiky hedgehog hair, Spike is such an endearing character that we can't help cheering when he finally finds a loving home. The story is filled with pictures that children will pore over again and again. It celebrates diversity and acceptance while never losing a sense of sheer joy and fun.
Harriet Peck Taylor
Author of Coyote Places the Stars