"Of all the books I have read to my daughter, this is the first one that she requested over and over again. Some may find the missing mommy story too scary, but just when the babies wish for their mom, she comes back. I find the story reassuring and my daughter is entranced by the pictures."
"I have read the criticism that Nancy looks down on her family and therefore this is a bad book. I completely disagree. All kids find their own obsession - whether it is trucks, trains, dinosaurs, or fanciness. I find Nancy's family's willingness to indulge her whimsy totally charming. And in the end she learns a valuable lesson on the depth of a family's love."
"This was one of the first books that my daughter responded to. I can take it or leave it, but she really likes it. The rhymes are good and there are a lot of actions and different voices you can use. She likes to find all the teddy bears in the pictures."
"I don't think any lift-the-flap book is ever going to set the literary world on fire, but toddlers love them and this is a good one. Where is Baby's Belly Button, Bugs in a Box, and Dear Zoo are also favorites in our house. These are indispensable for long car rides - they will keep her busy for quite awhile."
"I love all Kevin Henkes books. If I had room, I would add all of them to this list. Instead, I will list the first one I read and my favorite. I have an unusual name and so does my daughter. This simple, gentle, charming story is the perfect answer to any issue she might have with her name."
"Almost from birth, daughter would listen to the whole story with wide eyes. I love the rhymes and I love the story. Horton experiences trials and tribulations, but he is faithful and for once, good things happen to good people."
"Like life the flap books, I don't think touch and feel books will ever be a parent's favorite book to read; however, I love them for the amount of time they will keep baby busy. Daughter likes this one and others from this series."