"Bibo's translation of Cali's text is smooth and sly." - Publishers Weekly "Collage elements add to the visual slapstick, broad blocks of color hint at the light-versus-dark theme, and Bloch's loopy line captures chairs, crockery, and city buildings with impulsive spontaneity." - Publishers Weekly "George is one of those adult characters who could just as well be a child..." - Publishers Weekly "Bonus giggles are provided by George's crocodile-schnozzed dog, who helps him see the shadow's potential as a friend." - Publishers Weekly "Cali subtly explores friendship and solitude with panache and a refreshing lack of condescension. Bloch's stylish computer-generated illustrations play with shape, color, and perspective, adding another layer of absurdism. Droll." - Kirkus Reviews "Whimsical black-and-white line drawings-created, according to the front matter, with the artist'sbrain, hands, and computer-clearly enhance the escapades, using swatches of color and texture to highlight various aspects, such as a green plaid for George's suit and homburg." - Booklist "Reminiscent of the style and humor of Jon Agee's books, this import from Italy (clearly set in New York City) is sophisticated in style yet deals with concepts (shadows and companionship) easily understood by young children...[C]ompare and contrast with Mac Barnett's The Skunk (2015)." - Booklist "The short, clipped words and sentences complement Bloch's illustrative approach perfectly. It's as though the writer, Davide Cali, wrote the book with Bloch in mind." - New York Times Book Review
Davide Cali & Serge Bloch have created many books together for a variety of ages, including I Can't Wait; The Enemy: A Book About Peace; and I Love Kissing You. Although both Davide and Serge have created dozens of books without the other, the ones they create together are special-demonstrating a depth of emotion and an appreciation of the world without being overly sentimental. Author and playwright Davide Cali is Italian but was born in Switzerland. Nowadays he lives between France and Italy. Illustrator, designer, cartoonist, and fine artist Serge Bloch was born in France and currently lives in Paris and sometimes New York City. Find Davide Cali at www.davidecali.com. Find Serge Bloch at www.sergebloch.com.