Both dogs and people have personality plus, and the story itself is an emotional grabber with a conclusion sure to evoke sighs of satisfaction.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
This is first-rate child’s fare, with enough joy to bring smiles to kids’ faces and a few touching moments to tug at their heartstrings….This is a book sure to make both listeners and readers feel warm and happy when they put it down.
—Booklist (starred review)
Graham paints quirky people and perky pups in watercolor with pen and ink in an oversized format, and his story is filled with evocative language and the emotions that four-footed friends can elicit.
This endearing book successfully compels those previously pledged to pedigree puppies to try an alternative route.
—School Library Journal