Whimsical gouache figures pop off bright backgrounds, vying for attention with black-pencil doodles. Some pages are filled with small, busily detailed pictures, such as portraits of all 14 children, others offer floating images, and a few feature two-page spreads. Some rhymes will be familiar, other won’t, but the story of the Goose family should be new for most readers. This is a delightful offering, and, like previous titles from Raschka, should generate a lot of interest. Be prepared.
—Booklist (starred review)
Radunsky’s joyous, dreamlike gouache figures cavort across the spreads; pencil drawings and ghostly naïf-style images appear here and there, too, as if a toddler had scribbled on the pages…Happily, instead of concentrating on nostalgia, the longtime collaborators pursue the verses’ unadulterated silliness, creating a strange and wonderful effect.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Published posthumously, Radunsky’s gouache-and-pencil illustrations depict the Goose family, other people, and anthropomorphic animals; they have a jovial, sketchy quality to them, befitting the lively cadence of both Raschka’s verse and the familiar nursery rhymes.
This title should be purchased where his work and that of Raschka have been popular. An entertaining bit of esoterica for select, primarily adult, readers.
—School Library Journal Online