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  • Fantasy value here for power-hungry young imaginations. Maurice Sendak's delightful pictures add a winning note of gaiety

    Kirkus Review
  • Graves's fable of childish triumph over grownup rules and regulations is lent extra joyousness by Maurice Sendak's original line drawings

    Washington Post
  • First published in 1962, it remains a delight

    New York Times
  • A top-class read.

    Alex O'Connell, The Times
  • A gorgeous hardback edition … Every child’s dream and the A* finale of a top-class storybook

    Alex O'Connell, The Times

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