The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old—children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better?
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Without being heavy-handed, the story shows that winning is not the most important thing. Illustrations are done in block prints and mixed-media collage, using watercolor, ink, and cut paper. They vary from spreads to single pages, with onomatopoeia sprinkled here and there. ... The book is easy enough for beginning readers, has pictures large and clear enough for a small read-aloud session, and could be a good discussion starter.
—School Library Journal
The illustrations are done with block prints and mixed-media collage. Each of the eight racers has a unique and expressive face and body, and their enthusiasm is infectious from start to finish line. Race car lovers will have a ball with this one.
The book's brightly colored mixed media art and dialogue-driven story make it perfect for reading aloud, right down to the big "ERRRRRH!" when Miles slams on the brakes. Such drama!