"Kornell looks at how cutthroat competition and bragging rights can define a sibling relationship, using the same quiet incisiveness and narrative restraint that made his debut, Bear With Me, so impressive."
"Kornell’s acrylic ink drawings burst with color. Martha, Hal, and their parents are depicted as very expressive donkeys; William Steig’s Sylvester and his folks are a good comparison."
"Kornell’s [characters] live in a gloriously bucolic setting, as evocative as a woodblock print burnished with the light of sunset."
"[Kornell] sets a sweetly plaintive mood that makes even the expected happy ending quietly gratifying."
"This charming offering can be enjoyed even by those whose families are staying just the way they are."
"A sweet and refreshing spin on the old new-sibling plot."
"It was so good. I want to read it every day."