"A sweet book."
"This simple yet imaginative story is enhanced by sunny mixed-media artwork, especially wordless spreads featuring a monster-costumed older brother chasing the gleeful protagonist and rewarding him with cookies and a wagon ride. . . . A good choice for toddler storytimes."
Waking Brain Cells (blog)
"A delightful book that shows littler ones that they have advantages too."
The Horn Book
"Preschool audiences will be drawn in by Bentleys relatable, to-the-point text and expressive, cleanly composed art. The illustrations, a combination of watercolor, pencil, and scanned textures, play up the silliness as they show the tot alongside enormous friendly animals. . . . The story follows a satisfying arc; the final illustration shows the siblings playing happily together on the little ones terms and, finally, with a cookie."
School Library Journal
"Young children are often frustrated when they cannot do the fun thing the big kids do. Bentleys sweet story about a little boy who envies his big brother may help. . . . Bentleys watercolor and pencil drawings invite readers into the mind of the child and his animated toy animals. . . . A strong addition to collections serving preschool audiences."