"Without question, the monster book of the year."
Boston Globe

"Not since Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are has there been such a glorious nightmare of a book."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"As visually exciting a book as has ever been produced for children."
The Detroit News

"What a glorious book! [It:] bubbles, almost boils with color."
Washington Post Book World

"A gorgeously colored picture book, full of monsters, mayhem and a take-it-or-leave-it message. . .about the redeeming power of Nature."