"A refreshingly original tale, this yarn will enthrall storytime audiences."
-- Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"Splendid." -- Starred, Booklist
"Wild, rollicking, and boopsie-cute, this tall tale scampers over the granite hilltops of New Hampshire without a misstep. Bertrand's storytelling talent is as titanic as her heroines'. Not to be missed." -- Publishers Weekly
"Delightful. The story is well told, the setting is clearly described, and the vocabulary has a down-home flavor that adds to its comforting tone. Hawkes's..paintings are filled with interesting details. This rock-solid tale will quickly become a favorite." -- School Library Journal
"Fans of...similar outsized yarns will holler with glee at this new arrival." -- Starred, Kirkus Reviews
"Bertrand's text, loaded with folksy humor and a good dose of exaggeration, is well matched by Hawkes's color-drenched paintings, which include fantastic details while capturing the story's vast scale." -- The Horn Book