"This book catches the reader with its very first sentence . . .
crackling with humor . . . nearly perfect."
--Gannett Westchester Newspapers
"The only difficulty with this book is that everyone will want to be the first one to introduce it to children. . . A real gem."
--State Library of Ohio Checklist
"The moral is encased in laughs, with Manes's style reminiscent of Daniel Pinkwater's and topped by a dash of Kurt Vonnegut. Not perfect but awfully funny."
"What happens . . . changes chuckles to belly laughs!"
"This clever, funny book doesn't waste time being subtle; its mixture of slapstick/wryness will have kids laughing out loud."
--Marriage and Family Living
"Milo's home-study course in perfection makes a hilarious, zany story which readers will find hard to put down."
." . . hysterically funny, and not without relevance for grown-ups seemingly addicted to self-development."
"Manes' novel satirizes the countless best sellers that promise smaller waists, slimmer hips and enriched bank accounts."
--School Library Journal
." . . amazing and hilarious."
--The Times of Trenton
"This is a laughing-aloud book. It is far from great literature but very close to the funny bone."
--The Read-Aloud Handbook
"This is an original, offbeat, skillfully conceived and executed book."
"This book was so good it made me laugh out loud."
--Detroit Free Press
"One of the best children's stories of all time!"