". . . finely tuned creative teamwork in this nimble tale about cooperation, inclusivity, and the rewards of a job diligently done."
"This rhythmic, imaginative romp practically reads itself aloud."
"With its Seuss-like rhymes, opportunities to count up and down from 10, and strong design choices, this book will find many fans."
"Kids will enjoy poring over the artwork and the charming end pages, which are replete with silly number puns told by the bugs."
–School Library Journal
"Sierra and Hawkes’ collaboration here is more about process than personality. . . . Author and illustrator notes, along with writing tips from Geisel, complete this story of how a phenomenon was born."
–Booklist (Imagine That!)
"Buoyantly told, rich in insights into the creative process as well as the crafts of writing, illustrating, and storytelling."
–Kirkus Review (Imagine That!)
"An engrossing and amusing glimpse of creativity in action and the making of a children’s book classic. "
–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Imagine That!)