“A small child’s first encounter with school that treats the experience with spareness, grace, and even a touch of reverence.” – The New York Times

“The quietly sophisticated storytelling shows how everyday pleasures and discoveries distract from the passage of time.” – The Boston Globe

“An ode to the milestone of attending school for the first time and all it entails.” – School Library Journal, starred review

“Ming exhibits a quiet confidence and independence from start to finish.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review