"Powerful...an evocative look at recovery from personal loss." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Offer[s] a clear sense of what it's like to live through a flood" -- Horn Book "A book about the nature of home, community, and picking up the pieces." -- Booklist "The illustrations are glowing. Portrayals of the family and the neighborhood emphasize closeness and working together, underlining the message of community and cooperation." -- School Library Journal "Offerï¿½sï¿½ a clear sense of what it's like to live through a flood" -- "Horn Book"