"This informative book would be a great addition to dictionary lessons or to studies of the formation of the United States."
School Library Journal, starred review
"A good deal more fun than the subject might suggest."
"The volume is a wonderful success in introducing Webster in such a charming manner."
"Ferris presents a unique and inspiring cradle-to-grave biography . . . [a] useful and entertaining volume."
"The clever text, insertion of dictionary words, and hilarious illustrations make this a perfect book for everyone who loves words. This is a book to remember!"
"It's just as timely as old-timey a charming book about a boy who preferred to read rather than do as his forefathers did."
New York Times Book Review
"Delightful, educational, and completely fascinating."
Huffington Post"What really singles out this picture book is its ability to incorporate definitions within the text without sounding contrived."
"A rousing success."
Publishers Weekly, starred review