“Hrab’s debut comes packed with wry whimsy that’s ably matched by Holinaty’s visuals. … A valuable lesson in friendship, with walking pickles on the side.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Comedy ensues ... A fast-moving text that speaks to the fear children have about being the new kid anywhere in life, this title will be especially welcome on the shelves for back-to-school storytimes and shared readings.”
— School Library Journal
"With colorful, cartoonish artwork and large conversation bubbles filled with easy-to-read dialogue, this story of a boy’s anxiety about making friends will show readers that, many times, the best way to make a friend is to be yourself! A fast and fun read."
“Hrab, a former librarian, knows what makes kids laugh... But amid the laughter are some very good lessons about making friends that will undoubtedly help soothe the anxieties of many children. ”
— Quill & Quire