Depicted in rich hues of green for Elephant and purple for Monkey, the two friends have a wide range of expressions despite the suitable simplicity of the cartoon illustrations. … These pals are reminiscent of other endearing friendship pairs such as Frog and Toad and Elephant and Piggie. This sweet, three-chapter offering begs for even more adventures to satisfy newly independent readers.
—School Library Journal
Schaefer’s convivial characters should appeal to emergent readers looking for simple text and low-key plotlines, and Bernstein’s digitally rendered artwork uses a pleasingly unrealistic color palate. … Give this to graduates of Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series who are looking for something with a bit more challenging vocabulary.