With a seductively Seuss-ean cadence, Ross’s verse adventure delightfully dares young and old to seize the day.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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.
Myers’ bold, vibrantly hued oil illustrations add a dynamic touch, alternating between full spreads and spot illustrations that highlight key details from the text.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
This book uses poetic text and beautiful illustrations to follow the adventures of a young boy as he uses his bed sheet to fly…With the emphasis that Common Core Standards place on reading closely, this book provides a good opportunity to dig deeper…The book will be enjoyed on many levels.
—Library Media Connection
The abrupt scene changes, plot, and wonderful characters suggest a movie script. This story would make a great one!
—School Library Journal
With the rhythm of a tight-knit poem and a sweeping sense of adventure, this is a tale of a boy curious and brave enough to fly (literally) like a kite over his sleepy little town, and beyond. It features intricate illustrations by Matthew Myers. Sure to become a classic.
Wonderful textured oil paintings by Matthew Myers give a feeling of old-fashioned drama to this rhyming story told in the modern vernacular.
—Wall Street Journal
BARTHOLOMEW BIDDLE AND THE VERY BIG WIND is a fun and exciting read, perfect for reading aloud.