“In this debut picture book, Plant pours on the charm, with retro-looking sorbet-colored art and a perfectly paced story.”
—The The New York Times
“Done in a retro style with flatly applied, low-contrast colors, the cartoon illustrations are well-stocked with active, comically expressive figures. The narrative’s poker-faced tone (” ‘That’s not for pests like you!’ growled the zookeeper. He was not a good-tempered man”) adds a similarly antique flavor.”
The subdued color palette and uncomplicated illustrations lend a vintage to the page, but this thoroughly modern story is utterly charming and will delight young readers.
—Summer Hayes, Booklist