Society of Illustrators, The Original Art Annual Exhibition (2005)Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year (2006Kirkus Reviews "This quirky distillation of Klimt's essence is particularly notable for its luminous, gold-leafed multimedia paintings that effectively evoke the Viennese Secessionist painter's individualistic style. . . . Monaco's illustrations are so unique that libraries with strong artistic picture-book collections won't want to pass this by."
Publishers Weekly "The depiction of an artist to whom work is more important than family, wealth, or recognition, comes through with force ? and with great charm."