A valentine of a book about the power of friendship.
Kirsch’s spindly ink drawings and lavish detailing (Forsythia’s bedroom curtains are splendiferous with individually drawn flowers), along with Forsythia’s preposterous achievements, evince an appealingly batty aesthetic. ~ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Kirsch’s sketchy black-and-white cartoons with splashes of color are reminiscent of those in Kay Thompson’s “Eloise” books. The illustrations, combined with the measured pace of the text, give the book an elegant air that is as timeless as its message. ~ SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
The young audience will welcome the wild, imaginative play and the story of loyal friendship, all captured in the winsome ink, watercolor, and pencil illustrations. ~ BOOKLIST