The North Star
"In our hurry-up, overstimulated, should-have-been-done-yesterday-world taking us nowhere we really want to go, Reynolds gently reminds us to stop, listen, take a few minutes to breathe, explore, and dream."
— Smithsonian's BookDragon (Read the full review.)
"The story encourages each of us to slow down to ponder and to find the star that appeals to us and then follow it to where we wish to be."
— Journal Inquirer
"Enchanting, lightly colored sketches… perfectly poised for graduates of all stripes."
"This well-meaning and thoughtful book showcases charming ink and watercolor illustrations."
— School Library Journal
"A kid-friendly version of The Alchemist, the book reinforces the fact that life is a journey — even for those who are just beginning."
— Urban Baby Daily (Read the full review.)
"This beautifully illustrated book is about life and its journey."
— Tucson Citizen
"Little children will like the whimsical illustrations and the charming characters in the story, while older readers will appreciate the message."
— Looking Glass Review (Read the full review.)
"Not only is this an appropriate book for children still in school, but it would also make a very nice gift for a graduate, anyone starting a new career, or a person who needs encouragement after experiencing some difficult times."
— Bookloons.com (Read the full review.)