Boutavant’s colorful illustrations are well cued to Davies’s content, depicting scene-setting scientific details (smiley anthropomorphized animals notwithstanding) while enhancing the fun of discovery.
—The Horn Book
Entertainment and education in a pleasing package.
Boutavant’s digital illustrations have a retro, Golden Books vibe, both in palette and style; his gently anthropomorphized animals have large, black eyes and friendly expressions, and his bold backgrounds in pinks and reds command attention.
Ross’s screenwriter background serves his debut well—this novella-in-verse boasts engaging characters, a sturdy plot, and the never-fail enchantment of flying….It’s not hard to imagine this on a big screen.
The digital art is crisply detailed, loudly colored, and slightly cartoonish in some of its designerly elements.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books