The parallel stories of Mellie’s discovery of Bert, the search for Y-91, and Bert, as he pursues a mission of his own, will keep young fans of the slightly spooky turning pages…and eager for the next installment…Enjoyably mysterious.
LaReau (the Infamous Ratsos series) credibly weaves real-life strands into the plot—Mellie resents her lifestyle blogger parents’ preoccupation with their work, is anxious about presenting her school report, and tries to deflect a bully’s taunts…Energetic pictures by Andrews (The Dollar Kids) add to the story’s mood.
This first in a planned series delivers an entertainingly foul-looking feline hero with a death stare…This could make an eventful quick read for youngsters who want to dabble in early horror without getting too scared.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Frequent digital sketches add suspense to a story with dead-on appeal for Halloween reading.
—The Horn Book