HB – Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A haunting, thoughtful exploration of animal experimentation, the connections between humans and animals, and what it means to be an individual. Readers will be relieved that Ben persists in finding Zan a suitable home, even as they mourn the losses both suffer because of his parents' decisions. And long after they've forgotten Ben's lame parents or the shag carpeting, readers may be pushed to consider their own relationships with animals, and whether the lines between pet, possession, and meat are blurrier than they expected.
– Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books