The verse is sprightly, but the pictures are the true stunners.
Bright, lampooning gouaches (familiar from the Mercy Watson series)
and dizzying perspective perfectly suit this picaresque
tale...Children will pore over panoramic spreads that invite them
to find each of the 15 animals and celebrate a denouement that
serves up Mr. Paine's just deserts. Splendid!
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)