|Winner, Mr Christie Book Award, 1991
"The set would make a wonderful gift for parent and toddler alike. Put one in the crib, one in your purse, one in the car, one in the playbox."
"As a new illustrator, Reid received the Ezra Jack Keats award for her vibrant art, fashioned in Plasticine and then photographed. The subtlety of her work here is astonishing - she deftly captures the effect of blowing leaves, clouds, and even dandelion seeds, as well as the nuances of her characters' expressions, moulding and marking her material to create textures of a knit sweater or a three-dimensional shape seen in perspective. The medium ensures crisp, clean images, easily read by the youngest; the five-inch square size is perfect for tiny hands."
Boston Sunday Globe
"Each double-page spread captures a simple scene that will stimulate young imaginations to observe and perhaps develop stories of their own."
"This collection of award-winning books, with their Plasticine illustrations involving the red-headed toddler, Zoe, has become a contemporary "classic," one that truly belongs on the shelves of all children first coming to books and illustrations.
Young eyes (and older ones too) will delight in the small details that return visits to the books reveal. For instance, in "Zoe's Sunny Day", is that a tear in Zoe's eye in the illustration showing Zoe in her mother's arms in the park playground? Certainly Zoe's monkey doll's face, which often reflects Zoe's mood, shows concern. Such a small detail opens so many conversation possibilities between the child and the adult who may be sharing the book with her / him. - Highly recommended"
The Toronto Star
"Reid's attention to physical detail conveys worlds about her characters and reflects a toddler's eye view. Plenty of scope for discussion in these deceptively simple board books."
The Hamilton Spectator
"Reid's artwork is, as always, absolutely superb. Kid readers will love the bright colours and the illusions of movement, while their adult counterparts will be stunned by their realism and attention to detail. (take off those bifocals for a close look - it really is plasticine in these 3-d pictures.) Reid uses words sparingly in these books, starting each one with a question, "where is Zoe going?" The text accompanying each picture, often only two words, is simple and to the point and you'll often only find your toddler "reading" these books in no time."
"Zoe with her tongue out to catch a snowflake is so palpable we can almost feel the cold zing as it lights."
Quill & Quire
"The illustrations are richly detailed. The wetness of Rainy Day is palpable; leaves all but blow off the pages of Windy day, and we can virtually taste those drops of snow landing on Zoe's tongue in snowy day. When she skins her knee in Sunny Day, we wince in sympathy."