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
This story is very good because it shows a good sense of history and love. I would like to have another story like this.Published 3 months ago by Kara
As a first generation Italian American I appreciated this book's roots and sharing it with my little one.Published 10 months ago by M. Dali
I have read this book hundreds of times to my grandson Charlie and he knows it by heart! Delightful illustrations and a "serious" storyline in a children's book.Published 18 months ago by Dominic Candeloro
Sweet story. I enjoy reading it being a first generation Italian-Amerian, but sadly, my 7 year old is not overly interested in it or intrigued by where her ancestors came... Read morePublished 21 months ago by goods
Illustrations bring the story to life. Great story that focuses on family and the importance of traditions. This story brought back happy memories of my childhood.Published on December 31, 2012 by Maria Sidor
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