• "A sensitive story about finding your feet and coping with aggression, and particularly notable for the depiction of father-son bonding"

    TES Teacher
  • "Author and illustrator Priestly explores sensitively, and with well judged humour, the developing friendship of Joe and Billy . . . This is a tale of evolving friendship told with warmth"

    Books for Keeps
  • "Sure to strike a chord . . . [Chris Priestley's] wry observation that it's not just children who can be bashful hits home too"

    Junior Education
  • "Entertaining and amusing"

  • "An interesting, pacey story"

    Primary Times