Quill & Quire - November 1, 2005
"An innovative picture book that takes the traditional creator/reader relationship and gives it a fascinating shake-up."
Monday Magazine - October 27, 2005
"The appeal comes both from Van Stralen's vivid colour illustrations and the way kids can fill in their own dialogue and story based on the pictures - some of which take physical comedy to new and fishy heights."
"Ben's Big Dig is a winner."
Vancouver Sun - September 29, 2005
"The pictures in this book, some of which look down on Ben from above, are nifty."
CM Magazine - September 16, 2005
"A visually sophisticated and appealing book that warrants and rewards multiple viewings."
BC Parent - September 1, 2005
"A wonderful adventure awaits in this wordless picture book."
"Stralen's vivid illustrations capture the feeling of a clandestine midnight dig where adventure awaits the reader."
Resource Links - September 1, 2005
"The illustrations are vivid and bold."