The story provides parents and teachers a different context for talking with young learners about paid jobs, the labor that goes into caring for family members, and the costs of giving up time with family in order to spend time working away from home. - Professor Yanna Van Der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers
Readers will enjoy deciphering the various visual elements...its themes are relevant to all children. - Kirkus
...readers...will admire the heroine’s stoicism and faith in the importance of having her family whole again. - Publisher's Weekly
The feelings of missing a loved one are realistically conveyed and will resonate with children. - Linda Ludke, School Library Journal
...honest and compelling text...Highly Recommended. - Katie Edwards, CM Magazine
...completely original... - The Horn Book Magazine
Most youngsters will understand the daunting prospect of a big move . . . and listeners may find the girl's emotional growth both familiar and reassuring. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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