The Fabulous SongAuthor Don Gillmor Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay ISBN 9780773760998 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date January 01, 1999 Size 203 x 267 mm Category SK
Then, on his seventh birthday, with the Pipkins gathered around, the fabulous song finally happened.
"In an appealing Canadian import, Gillmor takes an offbeat approach to the dreaded subject of music lessons. . . The illustrations, with their exaggerated figures, limpid watercolors, and nervous line, are full of great touches.
"Gilmour makes some excellent dry comedy out of his straightforward language. . . Marie-Louise Gay's illustrations suit the comic, improvisational tone and theme of the story. She uses scribbly lines and loose washes of bright colour -- and streams of musical notation, grim and annoying or bright and loopy as fits the mood, that fly out of the double-spread pages like banners of sound.
— CM Magazine
Mr. Christie Book Award Winner
Honor Title, Storytelling World Awards