BookLinx - January 30, 2012
"A sweet story...[with] a gentle ending that encourages helping others...The dog lovers in my class loved this book."
The Horn Book Guide - April 1, 2011
"The economical storytelling and calm illustrations of city dogs with adult owners are satisfying."
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - February 1, 2011
"Irresistible Pierre Le Poof pounces through the pages with single-minded purpose to populate his life with fellow friends Sparky and Lou...This is a very sweet tale of the lost and the found, whoever and wherever they might be. Happy dog illustrations abound."
School Library Journal - December 1, 2010
"The author has created a safe, child-friendly world…The cartoon illustrations, done with watercolor, pen, and pastels, reflect the gentle, upbeat nature of the tale."
Resource Links - December 1, 2010
"Children will enjoy Beck's soft-hued, warm illustrations of the energetic Pierre and his pals...This story could tie in with a study of the basic needs of animals and people: food, shelter, love. It could be related to being socially responsible and thinking about others in the community."
CM Magazine - October 29, 2010
"A gentle story of a tender hearted pup who, in seeking to assuage his own loneliness, discovers others' greater needs and takes steps to resolve them…Recommended."
Kirkus Reviews - October 1, 2010
"The brown, bouffant-ed Pierre is appealing, and his desire to rescue friends in need is undeniably praiseworthy."