Ontario Library Association 2013 Best Bets Top 10
Picture Book for Children
Atlanta Parent Magazine Best Books of 2013 list
for Preschool to Early Elementary
"Glowing paper dioramas are the heart and soul of MacKay''s
debut. . . ."
"All of [MacKay''s] forethought and preparation has fittingly
paid off in a story that is as surprising as it is nakedly
inspirational."Jay Bushara, Huffington
"The magic of this debut picture book rests in MacKay's
diorama-style illustrations . . . Just the right antidote for
The Giving Tree."
"The book will be suitable for quiet one-on-one sharing or
perhaps as a bedtime selection."
School Library Journal
"[MacKay] does show unusual sensitivity to effects of color and
"A magical, serendipitous story. . . . "
City Book Review
"This beautiful story is good for all young children. . .
Parents & Teachers, U.S. Kids
"The delight here is in the remarkable cut-paper forms that
bring each scene to life. Delicate and meditative."
"Simple words and beautiful illustrations teach the timeless
lesson to never give up, and that with love and patience, a dream
can turn into a wonderful gift."Charlotte
"Each page promises many rewards through repeated viewings, and
the book seems destined to become a classic."
Quill & Quire