Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.
This story will leave children moved and satisfied. (School Library Journal, starred review)

Pinkney interprets the story with warm family scenes that glow. (Booklist)