‘A lively story' wrote the Sydney Morning Herald. ‘French's tale about the start of a revolution is cheeky and charming, aided in no small measure by Whatley's fine and funny illustrations' wrote the Sunday Tasmanian. ‘One of the most beautiful picture books of the year' wrote the Toowoomba Chronicle in a fantastic review. ‘… a hilarious historical romp with a very cheeky ending' wrote the Canberra Times. ‘One of the most beautiful picture books of the year'. ‘ …a wonderfully cheeky look at history' wrote the West Australian. 'Almost every page contains crafty human and social comment... the cover is a publishign triumph. ... a production where text and illustrations are in perfect harmony; the book has a radiance all its own.' wrote Magpies magazine. Received a review on 4MBS, finding it to be a “wickedly entertaining look at the underbelly of social history”.