Many children will be familiar with at least some of the stories, and they will quickly learn about new ones…Browne’s project provides a doorway into these sometimes intimidating works.
This chimp is a worthwhile companion; young readers will no doubt answer his call.
The book’s distinguished design matches the weight of the centuries of stories found within, from the marbled endpapers to the decorative initial caps leading off each episode from Robinson Crusoe, The Tinderbox, The Wind in the Willows, and more.
—School Library Journal
Browne’s paintings are in rich, full color and filled with charming visual hints, such as books that appear in unusual places, which emphasize the transformative power of imagination. A good choice for read-alouds, particularly at a library.
Willy the chimp is back, sharing his favorite books in a way that will stir the imaginations of the picture book audience…The book works to encourage children to explore their story-telling prowess and to introduce them to the excitement of reading.
—School Library Connection