As part of winning the Eric Hoffer Award for Best Children's Book, the US Review of Books took some time to share their thoughts on A Thousand NO's! Here's what they had to say:
"A story of will and endurance, this book uses the word NO to illustrate what happens to our pride as well as our ideas when they are shut down time and time again. The stunning illustrations allow you to feel the emotions of the character and see how she reacts to the 'No' words piling up around her and getting inside her idea. Even though the word 'no' has a negative meaning, they change her idea to make it bigger, stronger, and better than ever before. The character makes a choice to become vulnerable and ask for help with her idea. The suggestions she receives pushes her idea in a more positive direction than ever before until, finally, all of those No's turn into a gigantic YES!"