" Although I am not necessarily the target audience, as this writer typically targets children, I did not like the story and I'm not sure it would be engaging for a younger audience. It was not entertaining, though literature surely does not have to be entertaining; the characters were not engaging, and almost seemed one-dimensional (as plot movers), which may be due to the omniscient point of view. It was overwrought with morality; much like reading a long parable or a slow moving fairy tale.....the author calls the story a fable, but there is only one talking animal. At the end of the book there were teaching materials, so clearly, the publisher/author intend for this to be used in classrooms; since the morals were so blatant, perhaps the story would be best read aloud to a young audience. "
— Carrie, 1/17/2014