Simple pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoon illustrations accompany text that may interest a preschool audience with teething younger siblings.
—School Library Journal
Meisel’s illustrations, executed in acrylic, watercolor, collage, pencil, ink and pastel, are full of details that add light, humorous touches to the tale, lending just the right touch of charm. Casting Tootie as a potential vampire gives the well-worn new-baby theme a fresh, comic twist.
Bennett’s humorous conversational text plays to realism (i.e., Tootie is a normal teething baby and her brother’s imagination is getting the better of him) while Meisel’s clean-lined mixed-media illustrations agreeably maintain the baby-as-vampire conceit.
—The Horn Book