[T]his is an adventure readers will savor.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The story is well told, and the pictures add their own brand of charm… This pleasing picture book features an idyllic, original adventure story, told with wit and illustrated with grace.
Moore’s detailed crosshatched pictures — in a style familiar from her illustrations for “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Secret Garden” — add charm to this warmhearted story.
—The New York Times Book Review