School Library Journal (07/01/2012):
Gr 3-6–…The suspenseful tone and accessible, polished writing will doubtless keep readers turning the pages. Fans of Brian Jacques’s will devour this book and eagerly await the next installment in the series.–”Amy Holland, Irondequoit Public Library, NY”
Grades 3-6 ……..Not only does the author incorporate the usual animal-adventure high jinks (pirates, spies, circus mice) but she also makes the fur color of mice analogous to skin color in humans and turns an underground resistance movement into a central element of the plot. ……. with a late twist, she nicely sets the stage for book two.
Publishers Weekly (04/23/2012):
… this first book in the Song of the Winns trilogy delivers a winning adventure in the mouse-story genre. …….
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/2012):
In this first book of The Song of the Winns trilogy, mouse siblings try to rescue their missing brother and become perilously embroiled in political intrigue involving ginger mice. ………. Pen-and-ink spot art highlights chapter details. These latest mouse heroes promise more ripping, gripping mystery and adventure. ……….