Amusing in a vaguely Wes Anderson style. . . Quaint.
Montoya’s gouache art has a soft geometry in the rows of books on shelves and Leopold’s winter apparel, and the slightly dappled textures of falling snow suit the vibe of the story just as well as Leopold’s selections suit his customers. An endearing ode to shared reading, this would make a sweet addition to a reading appreciation display, but it will also be a cozy bedtime escape on a cold winter night.
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books