"There is a strong essence of Roald Dahl to this story, in which controlling characters like Poppy's mother are laughable in their awful obtuseness. This is a crowd pleaser with the added bonus of Poppy's recipes at the end." - Library Media Connection.
"Wild fantasy, sly satire, and sharply observed family dynamics are the hallmarks of this tasty, effervescent series (along with mouthwatering recipes)" - Kirkus
"Lowe echoes the whimsy of J.K. Rowling and Anna Dale with vibrant descriptions, and charismatic characters." Publisher's Weekly.
"Fans of Matilda...will be happy to meet another spunky girl." School Library Journal.
"This lovely celebration of quirky individualism applauds both creativity and science." Booklist
"A sweet story about true friendship."
School Library Journal