Hood’s rhyming prose gradually builds to a scene of a wild roller coaster ride, where she asks the reader to ‘do a quick double take.’ Fleck’s picture shows the cat tied to a helium balloon, but the cat is above and the balloon is below — a clue that proves that the right-side-up book is now upside down. It’s a satisfying highlight to a stimulating book.
—The New York Times Book Review
Readers are encouraged not to take things at first glance: an abstract composition of colored circles turns into a huge painting of a butterfly when viewed from a distance…Ideal for the thoughtful, deliberative child.
The brief rhyming text sets a playful tone, which is heightened by the cartoon-style digital illustrations…the simplicity and humorous touches make this engaging, useful, and fun—a winning combination.
Through rhyming text, this unassuming picture book clearly conveys the concept of perspective (“where you are can affect what you see”) and advises readers to “consider all sides”: a powerful and timely message. The classic sans serif black font injects some fun into the retro-style digital illustrations. Charming details make this book a pleasure to revisit.
—School Library Journal
It’s a thought-provoking book that will prompt questions for child readers about perspective and point of view.
—Kirkus Reviews (blog)