"Technically perfect nonsense, tongue-twisting of lipslippery fun. Lollipopsicles will entertain and celebrate the delicious of language."
- Sheree Fitch, a leading Canadian children’s author
“This poet has the wonderful ability to access the mind of a child, while using the structural and poetic techniques of a mature writer of great talent.”
- Welwyn Wilton Katz, 1988 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature
“The poems are imaginative and delightful, while using language in interesting ways and having a sound poetic structure…. The bright, cheerful illustrations are just what the poems need to bring them to life.”
- Resource Links: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries & Canadian Learning Resources”. Rating: E (excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!)
"...these verses are deliciously illustrated by J. O. Pennanen — and remind us where our addiction to words and stories first began."
- Saltscapes: canada's east coast magazine
"...earthy, tongue-pleasing poems...."
-The New Brunswick Reader
"Rhythmic rhymes about monsters, kittens, toys, games and lollipops have all escaped from Gretchen Kelbaugh's imagination and combined with J.O. Pennanen's fanciful illustrations to make a delightful verbal romp, reminiscent of Dennis Lee, as well as Sheree Fitch."
- Atlantic Books Today
".... bright and imaginative illustrations are sure to attract any youngster."
- Times & Transcript
"Quispamsis author's poetry will delight children of all ages."
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