The Brandon Sun - April 19, 2009
"Beck shows her mastery of lovely language as she shares with her readers Buttercup's discoveries and delights."
The Horn Book Guide - October 1, 2008
"The story's tone is peaceful and contented."
School Library Journal - September 1, 2008
"The iambic rhythm makes the selections easy to read and recite aloud, and the poems would be wonderful additions to storytimes about cows, farms or even during Valentine’s Day programs. Buttercup provides the answers to life’s eternal questions—she loves the simple things and shares this joy with readers."
Canadian Children's Book News - August 1, 2008
"Buttercup's overflowing optimism is uplifting and life-affirming...This picturebook is perfect for a lovely day or a lousy one - reminding us, like Buttercup, to sing thankful praises for life's simple pleasures."
The Globe and Mail - June 21, 2008
"There's much... for small fry to roll around their tongues as beautiful black-and-white Buttercup meanders through her lovely day."
Deakin Newsletter - June 1, 2008
"This is a delightful marriage of imagination and reality, of lyrical languorous text and gentle realistic illustration - a pleasure."
Resource Links - June 1, 2008
"The small details in each illustration truly bring this book to life....A wonderful book to teach children how to play with language! Bravo sisters Beck!"
Quill & Quire - May 1, 2008
"A read-aloud gem...A clever, joyful, playful celebration of creative language, sound, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition."
CM Magazine - April 18, 2008