Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A boy demonstrates the usefulness of a dime-store disguise. "The lighthearted watercolor art, flooded with droll visual tidbits, will get the laughs here," said PW. Ages 4-6. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Kristin R. Harris
This silly little book investigates the do's and don'ts of wearing a disguise. It may get you out of your turn at the dentist, or confuse your parents when it's chore time. Or maybe you might want to wear a disguise when relatives come over to avoid the cheek pinching and choruses of how you have grown. "But at the end of the day it's nice to know that you're still you."
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2This story starts on the title page, when a young boy acquires a discarded mask (glasses, nose, and an attached beard). Next, he faces some of life's least-favorite challenges (meeting a bully, eating lima beans, being pinched on the cheek), and seems to successfully avoid them with the help of the disguise. Numeroff has again found the level of humor that so delights youngsters. They will laugh out-loud at the tricks brought to life in McPhail's playful ink-and-watercolor drawings. A good choice for story times and for sparking discussion of other handy uses of disguises.Kathy East, Wood County District Public Library, OH