School Librarian's Workshop - December 1, 2014
"An exciting tale for young animal lovers."
Canadian Teacher Magazine - September 1, 2014
"Would make a great tie-in to a class science study of environmentalism or wildlife habitats. For those practising reading skills it might be used as a read aloud to focus on inferring, predicting, problem solving and learning styles."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - August 11, 2014
"Children who are becoming interested in environmental and conservation issues will be drawn into Cricket’s conflict between wildlife and humans."
CM Magazine - April 18, 2014
"McDowell has done of fine job of telling an interesting and immediate story to children who are becoming interested in environmentalism and who can connect to events in this story...Charko's illustrations add increased meaning to the text as they give readers more access to what an osprey looks like, what the environment looks like, and especially what a power pole looks like to make the problem in this book make sense."
Resource Links - April 1, 2014
"This story fits well within the Orca Echoes theme of social responsibility, and teaches readers about osprey and what can happen when wild animals and human infrastructure intersect. There is also information about the true story that informed the book, and further information about osprey. Interesting and engaging, with a happy ending."