Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
"In this affectionate personal history, Yaccarino (Lawn to Lawn) traces his ancestry from Sorrento, Italy to New York City. . . Folksy and warm, this is a timely reminder that America is a nation of immigrants."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
"Yaccarino’s family is proudly Italian, but their immigration story is universal. Readers of varied backgrounds will be able to identify with the search for a better life in a new country, the passing along of values and heirlooms, and the addition of new family members. The story will make an excellent family-history discussion starter."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2011:
"With clarity and deep affection, Yaccarino turns his family history into a story of enduring charm. . . . A gloriously warm celebration."
“All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie de Paola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona
“A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit
As a first generation Italian American I appreciated this book's roots and sharing it with my little one.Published 3 months ago by M. Dali
The stories that families pass down from generation to generation help build a framework for success for the children. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by M. Heiss
This book offers so much to the classroom teacher! As I was reading, I could find uses for a great family story at the early elementary levels all the way to a great addition to a... Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by A. Comerford
Having read many of Dan Yaccarino's books to my 9 children in the past, I knew that this new story would bring a fresh discussion to our dinner table. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Robert Mulligan
Dan Yaccarino tells the story of his family's move from Italy to the United States. Everywhere the family goes, they carry their shovel along, and the shovel always serves a... Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by Debnance at Readerbuzz