• "A wildly entertaining, over-the-top, exuberant brew of domestic upheaval, Strega-Borgia style. Gliori knows family interaction and she relates it with gusto, her skill as a storyteller characterised by her ability to take what her readers will know and wrap it up as something extraordinary"

  • "A breezy combination of wild charicature, computer-savvy contemporary sensibility and lavatorial jokes that should appeal to nine to twelve year olds"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Adopts a relentless narrative pace. There's only one tempo permitted - fast-forward . . . Wonderful read-aloud material"

  • "Terrific invention, magic, jokes and an excellent narrative style"

    Daily Telegraph