KLIATT - September 1, 2004
"Grant's debut novel sparkles with humor; Telly's first-person narrative is deliciously low key and understated to the point of being laugh-out-loud funny."
"Any reader who has ever felt as if s/he lives in a sibling's shadow will identify with Telly immediately and cheer her on with great enthusiasm."
The Bookmark (BCTLA) - September 1, 2004
"A very funny and gripping novel filled with bizarre characters that [Grant] manages to make credible."
Resource Links - September 1, 2004
"A cleverly crafted, believable peek into the fears of an over-looked child."
School Library Journal - July 20, 2004
"A fresh and unpredictable modern fantasy."
"A quirky and engaging adventure story."
St. Catherine's Standard - July 2, 2004
"A zany coming of age story."
CM Magazine - April 8, 2004
"An entertaining work of light, humourous fantasy."
Center for Children's Books - April 1, 2004
"Kids who sometimes feel like adults are pulling their strings will relish the idea of a puppet pal with a mind of his own."