...Fantastical compilations of birds common and rare, depicted with great care and painterly realism are shown roosting, nesting, wading, and flying, interleaved with spreads showing arrays of eggs, beaks, and bird feet. Opie uses clear text in rhythmic patterns punctuated by line breaks to articulate the essence of birdies..."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
...Highly recommended. The sparkling and informative text and crisp, clear illustrations highlight a wide variety of birds while creating a sense of belonging for the plain kiwi and anyone else who might feel different."
School Library Journal, Starred Review
...Opie here demonstrates his skills as a wildlife illustrator...The first-time author/illustrator provides a straightforward text that simply but effectively gets his point across..."
Kirkus, Starred Review
...The pictures of birds are impressive for their precision, spacing, and use of color, and the simply written, factual sentences are on target for the audience..."
...A broad and engaging introduction to the largest vertebrate group."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
...In beautiful, colorful, and detailed underwater scenes with an impressive multitude of fish varieties..."
Booklist, Starred Review