Deep emotion flows beneath this simple text: longing, frustration, joy, resourcefulness. The story feels personal, like a
memory or slice of the author's life, and the child's first-person narration does not detract from the almost adult
sophistication of the telling. The book has the feel of a graphic novel. The sketchy cartoon illustrations done on heavy
textured stock are full of movement and changes in perspective, and they carry much of the storytelling and humor.
This is a beautifully understated, often amusing meditation on being resilient, appreciating what you have, and still
sustaining hope for something better.
¡XSchool Library Journal