"Add this winsome fable to the shelves of slightly odd picture books."
- Kirkus Reviews
"It's a whimsy-filled ride with a straightforward message, and there's real pleasure in watching these little dudes scheme their way to the finish line and in the celebration of a laid-back lifestyle." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The vibrant colors and personable characters prompt young readers and adults alike to think more deeply about life." - Foreword Reviews
"Unique and provocative." - Canadian Review of Materials
"A great lesson for young competitors... amusing, vivid, and descriptive." - Resource Links