School Library Journal - April 1, 2009
"Though it includes a haiku on each page, this title is much more than simply a poetry book. It is a history lesson, a seek-and-find...and a paean to British Columbia all rolled into one neatly designed package."
Canadian Children's Book News - April 1, 2009
"A wonderful addition to Canadian history books for children...There is something lovely and evocative about the experience of reading through the haikus and letting Bonder's illustrations wash over you."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - March 17, 2009
"The illustrations are very well done, the haiku children's poetry is delightful, and the addition of 'Historical Notes' and the 'seek and find' all make it a wonderful book."
Canadian Teacher Magazine - March 1, 2009
"A pictorial celebration...A beautiful picture book that could be used at many levels to deepen your students' understanding of how Canada and British Columbia have changed over time."
The Bookmark (BCTLA) - February 1, 2009
"Gives a great overview of B.C.'s history, while the poems could be used for a lesson in haiku. Recommended."
Resource Links - February 1, 2009
"The illustrations are teeming with historical detail: a pleasing and easy way to absorb information...Highly recommended for both school and public libraries. It is an enjoyable recreational read and a highly informative resource for young historians."
CM Magazine - December 19, 2008
Times-Colonist - November 30, 2008
"B.C. children should know something about this place's history... The West is Calling is a lovely introduction, and it has a nifty little game of seek and find at the end."