“Onomatopoeia is conveyed in engaging typography, while Shklovsky contributes sweetly expressive, intricate watercolor and pencil illustrations in a soft palette, employing captivating angles and dynamic spreads to hold readers’ attention. This illuminating tale simultaneously serves as a primer on the loon and a satisfying, well-paced chronicle of progress.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Sadie isn’t sure she wants to go into the wilderness near a lake called Superior. She’s worried about bears and boulders and alligators. But she pretends to be brave to convince her little brother he shouldn’t be afraid. She learns to love the north as the family swims, hikes and launches their canoe. When a storm blows in on the last day, Sadie is brave for her brother and her own fears evaporate.”

—Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press