"A holiday winner . . .Yezerski's pen-and-ink watercolors are bright, warm and festive. This is perfect for every collection." —Starred, Kirkus Reviews
"Children of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds are depicted in this wonderful story of friendship and fellowship. It will make a great read-aloud any time of the year and will encourage children to create their own special occasions." —School Library Journal
"The text is perfectly paced for reading aloud, but the book will work best in small groups, which will allow close-up views of Yezerski's ink-and-watercolor drawings of energetic, gray-haired party-animal Mrs. Muddle and the warmth and whimsical details that make her celebrations so joyful."