The Vancouver Sun - November 1, 2005
"Ned Dickens, playwright by trade, writes with a wonderful Suessical rhythm mand rhyme...utterly charming."
Canadian Children's Book News - October 1, 2005
"This rollicking rhyming story is enormously fun, not only to the ear, but to the eye."
Deakin Newsletter - July 1, 2005
"Bright, lively, inventive, and a great deal of fun to read aloud as a whole, or with young assistance, By a Thread is a joy. Graham Ross's lively colourful illustrations are the perfect accompaniment."
Hi Rise - July 1, 2005
"A captivating picture book that will delight ages 4 to 8 again and again."
Quill & Quire - May 27, 2005
"The book design and zany illustrations by Graham Ross give By a Thread a very contemporary exuberance."
Kirkus Review - April 15, 2005
"Text and pictures burst with energy."
"If only toy-box volcanoes erupted everywhere."
CM Magazine - February 18, 2005
"A fun read-a-loud with expressive illustrations by Graham Ross that will delight the reader."
"A book that can be read and reread and enjoyed each time."