“A darling, gently comic tale. The full-color pictures reflect the story’s spirit in the prize-winning artist’s ingenious style.”  —Publisher’s Weekly

“Energetic drawings by Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel contribute their own dignity and humor. With its light touch, good pacing, and satisfying symmetry, this is a pleasing critic’s choice.  —Booklist

“The blend of story and illustrations is perfectly seamless.”  —Horn Book

“A fun-filled story of the slightly eccentric R. R. Pottle the Third. Lobel’s depiction of the Pottles is imaginative and clever. Even better, though, is the richness and rhythm of the language. Young readers will enjoy rolling the words off their tongue. A nice way to introduce youngsters to the riches found in the English language.”  —School Library Journal


Go back to the book