"With jaunty pictures that look striking from a distance, this farm-to-table picture book is a lively classroom read-aloud choice."
-Booklist (Starred Review)
"A simple, satisfying—and ultimately sweet—offering."
"Budding aquaculturists will enjoy this tale of friendship from a fish-eye view."
-Kirkus Reviews (Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike)
"Underneath the geeked-up antics is a subtle reminder that even when life seems downright blissful, there are some . . . who could use a little attention and care."
-Publishers Weekly (Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike)
"Austin’s eye-popping digital illustrations handily emphasize the hubbub without clutter or chaos and imbue a fair amount of personality into the characters."
-Booklist (Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike)
"Vivid colors, a multiracial cast, and seamless alliteration make this book a wonderful read—not once, not twice, but again and again."
-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Firefighter-wannabes ride along as Engine No. 9 races across town to put out a fire...With strong lines visually propelling readers to the next page."
-The Horn Book (Starred Review) (Fire Engine No. 9)
"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan."
-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) (Fire Engine No. 9)
"Young children will enjoy chiming in on the many sound effects and other repeated words, while the well-constructed, colorful illustrations offer pleasures of their own."
-Booklist (Starred Review) (Fire Engine No. 9)