USBBY Outstanding International Book List, 2013, Commended, Out of the Way! Out of the Way!.
There is much to see and enjoy in the small paintings and drawings that make up each scene. This delightful story illustrates how tradition and modern progress can coexist in a way that benefits everyone.
The title, used very effectively as a refrain throughout the book, emphasizes that change is hurrying us along much faster than we want to go.
- The New York Times
. . . it’s a rare thing: a book about generations and growth that doesn’t come across as preachy.
- Publishers Weekly
A great book to use as a tie-in to environmental units as well as multicultural connections
Groundwood adds yet another superior title to their long list of imaginative picture books. An accidental kind of learning occurs when reading Out of the Way! Out of the Way! — and isn’t that the best kind?
- CM Magazine
The message to stop and smell the roses (or enjoy the tree) comes through effectively as spreads become more and more saturated with imagery that crowds out white space.
- Kirkus Book Reviews