This charming book has been making readers smile for over half a century. It reflects a gentler era, when the jolly chief of police had time to sit on the curb to hear a little girl's "crimes" and a little boy's escapade on a train was not cause for media panic, just a simple redirecting by the agreeable engineer. Eleanor Estes, author of the Newbery Honor book The Hundred Dresses, and Caldecott medalist Louis Slobodkin (Many Moons) make a lovely team in this story of benign humor and sweet times. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
The full cast treatment of this story adds texture and depth to the characters. -- Chicago Parent, February 2003
The performances are splendid. (Earphones Award Winner) -- Audiofile Magazine, February/March 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.