• "Robert Swindells, perhaps more than any other contemporary author, narrates modern-day fables which not only reflect present-day society but also peoples them with living breathing characters. Jacqueline Hyde adds to his soaring reputation as a master story-teller in the Dickensian tradition"

    Junior Bookshelf
  • "A surprisingly dark allegory about the dangers of "stuff that comes in bottles""

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Children who are starting to rebel will find lots to identify with"

    The School Librarian