"The entirely secular explanation of death and the fact that there is no substitution pet added to the family in the end make this a very worthwhile addition to bibliotheraputic literature for the young." Kirkus
“Because of their loyalty and innocence, the death of a pet is especially poignant, and Partridge gets it just right with this tale of a boy and his beloved cat, Pepper." Booklist
“Castillo’s mixed-media domestic scenes, rendered in muted tones and composed mostly along the same, proscenium-like plane, provide reassurance and emotional ballast for both the narrator and readers.” Publisher's Weekly
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