*"Contributing enormously to the book's visual appeal, Schindler's excellent ink drawings, brightened with colorful washes, illustrate incidents from the text with clarity, a flair for the dramatic, and a sense of humor."
—Booklist, starred review
"A welcome and intriguing addition to library shelves."
—School Library Journal
"Kurlansky is a masterful storyteller. . . . Schindler's pictures, from serious to silly, add to the pleasure . . . . Readers of this title will never again look at fish and chips in quite the same way."
"Breezy, kid-friendly prose. . . . Fascinating and informative . . . bound to hook young readers."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books