ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 2008
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing WINNER 2007
Parents’ Choice Award WINNER 2007
Charlotte Zolotow Award SUBMITTED
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices SUBMITTED
Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2007:
"Parents looking for books on sharing will find this an appealing exploration of the subject, teachers seeking picture books set during the Depression will find many details that bring the period to life. A gentle lesson that plays into the spirit of the holiday."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2007:
“Full of humorous dialogue and scenes of realistic family life showing the close bonds within the family. Pinkney’s watercolor illustrations are masterful, as always…” – Kirkus Review
Review, The New York Times Book Review, December 2, 2007:
"An evocative book with a universal message."