- Children's Books, 2007 - 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
"Forty short, rhyming poems...are complimented by the choice of a small trim size that suits the diminutive subject matter. ...Lighthearted and humorous, with occasional invented words and flashes of slightly gross humor that will appeal to young readers. Seven poems are written for two voices or for a narrator and chorus perfect for the classroom. The thoughtful design includes some creative type treatments and an intriguing cover in midnight blue showing a glass jar full of escaping insects, with a hand-lettered title giving an edgy look. Amusing illustrations of the insects in action are done in bold strokes of ink on white pages or in white on black pages with the poems printed in white type, adding a sophisticated flair."
"Creepy, wild, and silly, the very simple verses in this small book are for reading aloud and joining in. ... Sounds and slithery movements ... are part of the fun."
"Playful black-and-white cartoon illustrations and page layouts punch up the poetry’s delicate silliness. While the book’s small size seems intended for individual reading, the selections themselves work best shared aloud. Several of them are intended for two voices or a chorus. Pair this lively title with Paul Fleischman’s glorious Joyful Noise."
—School Library Journal
"An excellent collection for those with a bug-activated funny bone and others who simply like to read aloud. Not always pro-bug, the poems are consistently entertaining."
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)