Ralph's World live on WGN-TV Chicago performing Me and My Animal Friends.
“A jaunty rhyme scheme and fun wordplay keep the story bouncing, while the typography's size and color play up the pleading. Keller (The Scrambled States of America) depicts a zany menagerie in kinetic mixed media artwork that's bursting with fun details; keen-eyed readers will spot photos of Covert's face playfully worked into each spread. Keller seamlessly extends the text to create a true family dynamic, as Mom and Dad adamantly protest ‘Noooooo’ early on, but relent in the end.”—Publishers Weekly
“This contagiously playful collaboration is filled with sly textual and visual jokes.”—School Library Journal
“Musician and author Covert (Ralph’s World Rocks, 2008) incorporates rhyme and a menagerie of animals in this playful title, based on song lyrics, about yearning for a pet. … What shines brightest here are the witty animal illustrations, which add flair to the familiar pet-wish premise.”—Booklist
Ralph Covert; illustrations by Laurie Keller