It's more than forty years since Jansson's Moomintrolls first appeared. I found the writing and invention as appealing as ever. She has a thistledown touch. - Michelle Landsberg, The Washington Post Book World
The adventures of the easygoing Moomintrolls have all the crispness and tart surprise of a lingonberry, thanks to Jansson's ineffably light touch, her uncanny sensitivity to universal childhood emotions, and her gift for terse, naturalistic dialogue. - Entertainment Weekly
Wonderful, like all her Moomin books, in my opinion: fresh, quirky, imaginative, gentle, but also funny and exciting by turns.
Awesome read-aloud book. A family favorite.