• "Dick King-Smith at his best . . . Don't be deceived by its apparent simplicity: it stands reading and re-reading, and each time you chuckle at something different"

  • "Larger than life characters leap from the pages of this engaging and humourous story"

    Junior Education
  • "This simple yet engaging adventure tale wsill amuse young readers and give them a taste of Dick King-Smith's unique, often amusing, narrative style"

    Through the Looking Glass
  • "An unusual theme that gives rise to a great deal of humour . . . The illustrations are jaunty and the writing uncluttered and unsentimental"

    Nursery World
  • "Told with the exuberant brand of humour we associate with Dick King-Smith . . . An excellent buy"

    Jack Ousbey, Carousel