The story is told entirely without words in a series of fully detailed, beautifully crafted, colorful vignettes of varying sizes. In them readers see and understand mom’s, Nana’s, and, of course, Oscar’s emotions in their faces and body language. . . . A lovely, joyful reunion with mom is comforting for young readers cuddled with their grown-ups. Warm and wonderful.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An affecting and wordless tale of separation, growth, neighborliness, and love. . . Tobia’s visual narrative is full of lovely details. . . Share this warmhearted story with any preschooler experiencing separation from a loved one.
—The Horn Book (starred review)
[Oscar’s Tower of Flowers] is an emotionally resonant story that will speak, in particular, to any child who has had to temporarily say goodbye to a caretaker.
—7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast