"Hodgman may not have had a dragon like Hagrid, but her tales are equally engaging, truthful and funny to readers of all ages. She’s a James Herriot for the 21st century."
"Through careful observation [Hodgman's] able to create a distinct personality for most of her pets, and Eugene Yelchin’s black-and-white illustrations add a note of whimsy.... By the end of the book, you realize Hodgman is one Crazy Pet Lady. 'Good' crazy, though."
--The New York Times
"This humorous animal memoir will jump right off the shelves."
"This amusing ... memoir will have readers wishing they lived near Hodgman so they could drop in and meet who's new."
--School Library Journal
"Hodgman goes way beyond the standard pet story."