Canadian Literature - May 1, 2011
"The book doesn't avoid introducing its young readers to real-life issues...Maintain[s] narrative unity and avoids sentimentality and self-righteousness in its depiction of the exploitation of immigrant workers."
Library Media Connection - May 1, 2010
"The author's portrayal of immigrant life is convincing. The reader will sympathize with Rosie, and see the courage in making and learning from mistakes…Recommended."
CM Magazine - February 5, 2010
"After Peaches has strong educative potential as a tool for introducing and discussing the experiences of New Canadians. Moreover, the novel is an interesting and engaging read that might better help children to understand the topic and its complexity than the typical type of resources that teachers might otherwise employ. Recommended."
Canadian Children's Book News - January 1, 2010
"An inspirational read for any child who is learning a second language."
Booklist - December 15, 2009
"Written in first person with clarity and understanding, this chapter book reflects the experiences and emotions of the many immigrant children who work to fit in despite sometimes feeling ill at ease in their new countries…Handsome jacket art and a sturdy paperback format make this quietly appealing narrative an attractive choice."
St. Albert Gazette - December 12, 2009
"An excellent, gripping premise."