With loose, softly colored pencil and ink renderings that carry out an offbeat, reflective mood, Hirst (Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!) opens up the possibility that life, like the world Hamish sees from the crane, is big enough to accommodate all kinds of choices.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This there-and-back-again tale is surely worth the ride.
A sweet and charming story, this title excels in showing how the best of friends allow each other the space to pursue their own happiness…For larger picture book collections, the lesson that adventures are always richer when friends are along for the ride never grows old.
—School Library Journal
In this tale of home versus away, Hamish, a long-nosed bear, hankers to take the train to the city…a celebration of life’s abundant possibilities.
—The Horn Book