Reviews of Patrick in a
Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories
"Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning cartoonist of Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! (2009) and two other Benny and Penny books, offers emerging readers another beginning comic book that's pure charm...Sure to be a favorite in any kids' collection."
"Kids will find Patrick easy to identify with and will laugh at his frank statements and his attempts to avoid Big Bear. Adults will appreciate the sweetness of the tales and everyone will enjoy Hayes’ softly colored, highly detailed artwork which joyfully spills across the pages."
--School Library Journal
"This emerging reader graphic novel by the Geisel Award–winning Hayes follows a young anthropomorphic bear named Patrick Brown and his gentle, laugh-filled adventures with his loving mother and father...Readers will find the most humor in the expressions, as when the mama bear is less than thrilled with Patrick's decision to jump in puddles."
"Another home run for Hayes...As a gateway to reading comics, you can't go wrong with giving Hayes' books for TOON Books to a young, impressionable reader."
--Read About Comics
"The vocabulary is just right, featuring many of the sight words that kids in kindergarten and first grade are expected to know, and the softly colored cartoon format is appealing. The fact that it's a collection makes it even more accessible—ambitious readers can tackle the whole thing at once; those just starting out can read one at a time...The format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it."
"The characters are adorable...The clearly warm feeling between mother and son should be touching and reassuring to young readers."
--Comics Worth Reading