• "A work of genius...a treat for us all"

    Nina Bawden, Evening Standard
  • "There are few kindlier heroes in children's literature. And none to match his gift for understanding animals"

    Blake Morrison, Guardian
  • "Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly and enthusiastic doctor and all his animal friends will miss out on something important"

    Jane Goodall (world expert on chimpanzees)