1998 Best Book in Language Arts - Picture Book Division,
Society of School Librarians International
"Oliver Tolliver is a proud pooch happily living solo in a
house exquisitely equipped for one until he realizes there's one
thing he's not got one of - a friend. Artwork with a Parisian flair
and skewed perspectives endows the dog's house with every bit as
much charm as the witty rhyming text conjures in this witty ode
Publishers Weekly Best Books
Best Books of 1997, Child Magazine
"Young audiences will be charmed by the many jaunty details
of canine domesticity that enhance the lighthearted moral tale.
A "peachy" offering from a talented team."
School Library Journal Starred Review
"The rhyme has been written by a skilled children's poet.
It bounces joyfully along without a wobble, making the book pure
fun to read aloud. The jaunty pictures
brim with humor."
Booklist Starred Review
"An exhuberant story in singsong about the pleasures of sharing
Kirkus Pointer Review