"When it's time to wash clothes in the washing pool, Little Kessy gets the important task of running to the island's tiny store for more laundry soap...he takes his job seriously, but on the way home his soap keeps coming in handy to help people. The pictures feature lush tropical colors...children will relate to Kessy on his errand...and will rejoice in his celebratory final splash into the washing pool."
--The Horn Book
"The enchanting tale, set in the South Pacific, will encourage children's creativity and imagination." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Both the text and the pencil, oil pastel, and acrylic artwork, alive with the sun-drenched colors and patterns of the South Pacific, bubble with happiness. Refreshing, engaging, and thoroughly delightful - just like a well-told story." -- Starred, Booklist