"Gorgeous illustrations and global message...a wonderful book...teaches
multicultural respect, character education skills, self-esteem, tolerance, and
cultural awareness...[students] wanted me to read it again immediately after I
"Sumptuous jewel-toned paintings with Indian motifs...[and] tantalizing
travel morsels...engage readers...."
"A truly exceptional picture book treasure to share with young people."
-- Midwest Book Review
"A warm and touching tale for a reader of any age. This colorful glimpse into India's
diverse landscape, culture, and daily life is bound to delight as well as educate the reader."
"I am sure that my students will enjoy the beautiful illustrations and the opportunity to learn about a culture that is different than their own. The discussion that will occur as a result of the lost wallet will also provide valuable reflections of our own morality and values."
-- Barbara Carter, Librarian, Arlington Elementary, Lexington, KY
"An exceptionally well written book for all ages....The best children's
book I have read in the past twenty years."
"This book really provides a geography lesson, a study in ethics, and a brief insight into Indian culture... I'm in love with the brightly colored illustrations....even the youngest kids enjoy looking at the pictures." -- A reviewer from Ravenna, Ohio
"Your artwork is evocative and very moving and you have a gift for
bringing a story to life through pictures."
"The story captures the essence of the cultural values of India that parents will
want to pass on to their children....A book that parents and children will enjoy very much."