Terry wants to stand out. But, in Coral Reef City, it's sometimes better to blend in...
Coral Reef City is home to the most dazzling shoals of tropical fish in ALL the ocean. And then there is Terry. Terry looks grey. Terry feels dull. And although he is the best at playing "Hide A Fish", he can't help but wonder: Just what would it feel like to be part of that dashing, flashing crew? So, with the help of his friends, he fashions a flashy costume and is ready to impress... "Hello-o-o everybody! Just call me TROPICAL Terry!" But will life as a tropical fish be everything he dreamed of?
With his trademark humour and vibrant art, the award-winning Jarvis tells a heart-warming comedy of self-esteem; a story about learning to love your own scales and take pride in what makes you different.
Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book maker. His books with Walker include Mrs Mole, I'm Home!and Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, which won the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book. Jarvis lives in Manchester with his wife and their dog and cat. Follow him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.
"[…] the illustrations are beautifully psychedelic […] will make little ones rather keen to draw their own underwater world."
Grimsby Telegraph/ Bristol Post
It's witty, warm and has a cast of characters made for doing funny voices.
A story about remembering who you are (even if that's only triggered by the prospect of being eaten by an eel named Eddie), the illustrations are beautifully psychedelic.
Daily Post (Wales)
"Tropical Terry really explains how important friendships are and also, why you shouldn't try to change just to 'fit in'."
"[…] a lovely picture book about appreciating what makes everyone unique and how we can undervalue individuals at first glance."
SevenStories, HooksIntoBooks, Autumn Pack.