Peacock tells the tale in easy, approachable language, with bits of delightful repetition and Mr. Brown in turn calling, shouting, bellowing, and gasping his pleas. Friend’s sophisticated cartoon illustrations are full of surprises, adding an entirely new level to the work…Laugh-out-loud fun and a lovely sweet ending.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The mixed media illustrations create texture for all the sights and sounds of a park and fairground, while the simplified shapes and visible crayonlike shading bring a childlike touch to Mr. Brown’s world. For fans of Peter Brown’s Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and Remy Charlip’s classic Fortunately, this story will take readers on a romp to retrieve what’s been lost and remember what’s important.
—The Horn Book