It’s a finalist for ReadKiddoRead’s first-ever Kiddo Awards…

And one of the best books of the year, according to Parents magazine…

And pretty well-liked by The Christian Science Monitor

And among the year’s best children’s books according to Barnes & Noble and Austin’s own BookPeople.

The latter’s complete list of favorite titles for the ages-0-to-8 crowd is:

Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philip Lechermeier, illustrated by Rebecca Dautremer
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
Beautiful Oops by Barney Salzberg
Art and Max by David Wiesner
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon Muth
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates