While the book might sound like a one-trick pony, this not only has irresistible charm, but in Cousin’s signature fashion, there’s a lot to learn.
—Booklist (starred review)
Cousin’s signature style is back in this enchanting picture book about a baby woodpecker. … With the detailed illustrations done in thick, dark lines and rhymes that flow easily, this book begs to be shared at storytime.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
With her signature palette of bold primary colors, Cousins’ gouache world of familiar objects is a toddler’s delight. … From the sunny, see-through cover to the final bedtime snuggle, this day in the life of an overachiever (naughty by human standards) is sure to generate chortles and great interest.
The story is stripped-down and expertly paced, and the idea of receiving warm praise from a parent for poking holes in a bunch of random objects stays funny all the way through.
The playful repetition of the pecking is enhanced by die-cut apertures, with every woodpecker hole is literally hole-punched through the page. … [Y]oung listeners … will enjoy poking at the pecking and winding down as the little woodpecker’s daddy tucks the tired bird into bed for the night.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
With the bright illustrations you’ve come to expect from the Maisy series, this is a lovely book about a child’s enthusiasm and a parent’s love.
—The Huffington Post
Gentle humor, vivid colors, simple shapes and strategically placed cut-out circles will captivate little eyes, ears and fingers in Lucy Cousins’ interactive new picture book…
—Fall 2013 Parents’ Choice Awards