Using nature as a backdrop for this timeless story, Landman crafts a picturesque forest setting. . . Carlin’s pictures convey soft, watercolor images and childlike handmade drawings that enhance the story perfectly. The colorful hues bring the narrative to life, and the use of black, gray, and white give a creative balance to the story’s plot. . . the imaginative writing and use of color in Landman’s tale will fuel lively discussions.
—School Library Journal
[Author and illustrator] create a world of colorful creatures and draw upon rich vocabulary to tell the tale.
—School Library Connection