Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book Award, 2011, Commended, Mother Number Zero.
Vondel Prize for Translation, 2014, Commended, Mother Number Zero.
Told with heart, and sensitivity to the issues that still surround adoption [Hof] has created a story that will resonate with many and would be a wonderful book to share in families and classrooms.
- Sal's Fiction Addiction
thoughtful, ...original and touching
- The Horn Book Magazine
This minimalist work demonstrates the best qualities of contemporary children's fiction emerging in Europe. Canadian readers are privileged that Groundwood has opted to translate and distribute the work here.
- CM Magazine
...[a] thoughtful family story.
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Readers able to look between the lines will find plenty to ponder here.
- Kirkus Reviews