• "Blake's drawing has an almost reckless vitality and a distinctive, mercurial line - which he seems only to have to fling at an idea in order to retrieve a spontaneous, expressive image"

    Joanna Carey, Guardian
  • "Ideas about childhood and growing up are obviously major themes in the book but are cleverly woven into the story, avoiding sentimentality. There is gentle humour in both the text and especially the illustrations in this book"

    Mary McLaughlin, Inis