Children and parents can relate to the realistic tone of the stories."
— Sandra Draper, Orange County Register
"There's a vulnerable commonality to Little Bill that many young readers will warm to."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Cosby has a good grasp of the issues and how the world looks through children's eyes. The primarily African-American characters also make these books welcome additions to the easy-reader collections."
— Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Children's Museum, NY
"The books' story line and dialog is candid and rings true, while the bold, expressively colored illustrations by Varnette P. Honeywood help keep the reader's interest."
— Commercial Appeal