Reviewed by Joseph K. (age 7)
This story shows that the kindness of one person can change the feelings of another. I like the book because it's about how kindness changes sadness. I think the illustrations are good because there were beautiful colors and the pictures showed Solomon's feelings. My favorite character was Solomon Singer because he reminded me of me when I am sad. My dad is like the waiter because he makes me happy.
I recommend this book to boys and girls that like stories of kindness and imagination. This book is an ALA Notable Children's Book and a Child Study Association book of the Year. If you like Cynthia Rylant books you might like this book.