Whimsical artwork and lyrical, folkloric prose present a motif both familiar and new…Humor and heartfelt lyricism create a clear but nonpedantic morality tale for young and young-at-heart.
Snowboy and Greenbackboy have expressive faces, and Snowboy’s animal companions are a sweet touch. Though it’s cute and quirky, the story has a clear purpose: to help children understand the importance of conserving natural resources. A fine purchase, and an excellent springboard for discussions about conservation.
—School Library Journal
Without being heavy-handed, Oram delivers a clear environmental message in his Lorax-style tale, making this a nice Earth Day pick or introduction to conservation. Meanwhile, Sif’s inviting plum, teal, and midnight blue scenes carry a magical glow that further illuminates nature’s worth.