"Both the text and the art encourage empathy for the bighearted but vulnerable bear, while suggesting the importance of speaking up for someone in distress. ... A heartening picture book."
"Clever type design makes for easy reading, while lots of pictorial action adds drama to this
tale that gently reminds readers not to judge by outward appearances. ... A sweet tale of a
beloved bear defeating the tyranny of others’ expectations."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"British author-illustrator Emily Chichester Clark’s colorful, richly detailed illustrations featuring the charming the bear complement the lively text as they portray the emotions and actions of George, Clementine, and a diverse group of townspeople in this wildly imaginative picture book adventure.”
-- Book Reviews, ILA CL/R SIG "Read Alouds for Everyone"