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Who knew inanimate friends could be so rewarding?
— Publishers Weekly, Starred review
A winning combination of words and pictures for beginning readers and listeners.
— Kirkus Review, Starred review
highly giggleworthy
— The Bulletin of the Center For Children’s Books

 A Junior Library Guild Selection.

           AMAZON PICK OF THE MONTH (October 2017)                     


Valentine’s cleverly composed cartooning slyly portrays how a skewed domestic dynamic rights itself.... From start to finish, it’s an irresistible story for the target audience
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Striking a balance between lively and atmospheric, Valentine’s illustrations lend a depth to the lighthearted story of cosseted Henry’s insistence on independence
— Kirkus Reviews
Valentine’s witty watercolors and gouache present a kind of anthology of the current vogue for extreme parenting, adding fantastic details to the already humorous story
— The New York Times

A Junior Library Guild Selection.

Check out the entire NYTIMES BOOK REVIEW!


Valentine’s delightful llustrations move from bubbly daylight scenes to a scribbly nighttime world of menacing toys
— The New York Times

A Winter 2014/2015 Kids' Indie Next List Selection

A Junior Library Guild Selection.

Check out the entire NYTIMES BOOK REVIEW!


A Junior Library Guild Selection