With the steady and gentle hand that brought Max and Ruby to life, Wells imbues these guinea pigs with the complex human emotion of embarrassment and provides the kind and gentle response that brings relief. Children will hear the message that accidents will soon be forgotten. Compassion is also shown with the depiction of both boy and girl (guinea pig) symbols on the gender-neutral bathroom’s door. In multiple ways, this is a refreshing representation of a nearly universal experience.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This title offers an important and easily accessible message…Young readers will connect with Fiona’s situation and appreciate the reminder of not delaying a trip to the bathroom. A purposeful addition.
—School Library Journal