Gouldthorpe’s realistic illustrations and Fenton’s carefully researched history give this tale due poignancy.
—The New York Times Book Review
Hauntingly beautiful illustrations capture the time period and the affection and admiration bestowed upon [Queenie].
—School Library Journal
All the tenderness, respect and fascination that people feel for zoo animals—and some of the cruelty that people inflict, too—resides in the pages of Queenie, a lovely, elegiac picture book… Peter Gouldthorpe’s illustrations of Queenie’s story are deceptively powerful…
—Wall Street Journal