—A New York Times #1 picture book bestseller
—E.B. White Read-Aloud Award, Association of Booksellers for Children
—An American Library Association Notable Children's Book.
"Sierra's text has a wacky verve and enough clever asides and allusions to familiar characters to satisfy bibliophiles of all ages. The author's sense of playfulness in plot and language ("llamas read while eating their llunches"; a hippo wins the "Zoolitzer Prize") creates a lavish literary stew." —School Library Journal (starred review)
"A wonderful advertisement for the joys of a literary life." —Booklist (starred review)