--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, April 17, 1995
One side of this jazzy, ingenious book offers a swing through the alphabet; flipped upside-down, it becomes a counting book of cavorting critters. Ages 2-6.
--KIRKUS REVIEWS, Pointer December 1990
Moving beyond even Aruego and Dewey's flamboyant illustrations for Kraus's Noel the Coword, etc., Hubbard presents an alphabet of fantastic creatures that vividly represent states of mind from "angry" to "zealous." Even the literal interpretations here have clever touches: the "curious" have extra fingers in odd places like the end of a tail, the better to investigate. More complex ideas are treated with subtlety: an "understanding" adult is a simple figure composed of generous curves, while a little miscreant who has just broken something cowers ruefully but in evident expectation of forgiveness. With boldly contrasted colors, remarkably expressive forms and details, and a healthy aura of the acceptability of various emotional states, Hubbard has created a striking, unusual book that challenges "readers" to make intriguing new links between ideas and visual images.
--PARENTS' CHOICE, Starred Review December 1990
Raging dragons, leaping cows, and baseball-playing dogs come together in this zany collection that explores every feeling from A(ngry) to Z(ealous). Children will delight in guessing each emotion and in letteing their imaginations run wild as they make up stories to go with each picutre.