Reviews

“Tone and artwork mix beautifully in this endearing tale about overcoming a debilitating fear. The book charms from the start, but Dominguez excels with her slow revelation of Hugo’s qualms.” - Kirkus Reviews


“Dominguez’s characters, constructed from substantial geometric shapes, have a wholly original look, and her scenes of Paris’s grand outdoor spaces exude a feel of en plein air, with thick black outlines, tissue-paper textures, and liberal white space lending a dash of French hauteur.”
- Publishers Weekly


“What sets this story apart . . . is Dominguez’s delightful ink and tissue paper collages. . . . A charming little ode to overcoming fear.” - Booklist Reviews


“An uplifting story about conquering fears and making friends.” - School Library Journal

"An excellent book for helping children understand that being fearful is natural, but that overcoming fears can lead to exciting new adventures and experiences. Full-page illustrations evoke the sights and sounds of Paris perfectly." - Library Media Connection

"This is a wonderful book about friends helping and encouraging one another not to give up even when one is afraid to try something new. Debut picture book author Dominguez uses several techniques to illustrate her book—gouache, cut paper, pencil and ink—offering a uniquely picturesque view of Paris." - Mamiverse, Reviewed by Dr. Veronica Covington, School of Information, University of Texas, Austin

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