"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."