Reviews for Over the Moon

Kirkus Review


"The illustrations combine clear, bold outlines with fuzzy, soft swaths of color, a winsome combination. In addition to being beautiful, the pictures are often hilarious: One spread shows the girl and one of the wolves lifting their legs next to trees in the forest, a goofy image sure to make children and adults laugh.

Reviews for Finn's Feather

Publisher's Weekly Review

"...Soft, brightly colored spreads by Abbott (Twindergarten) make Finn’s energy and resilience clear and use unusual perspectives to amplify the emotion in the words. The moment when Finn discovers the feather is presented as an aerial shot, seen from the place where, perhaps, he feels Hamish may be.... Combined, the art and story create a useful, moving resource for bereaved children and their families. Ages 4–8. (June)"

Rebecca Sparrow Review

"Finn’s Feather is a children’s picture book written by Queensland author Rachel Noble and magically illustrated by Zoey Abbott.... It’s a beautiful uplifting story about how children find their own way to explain death and the importance of having people in their lives who can meet them where they are. It reminded how much better children can be at handling grief because they can be so open about their feelings. It’s a story of love and resilience and memory."

Reviews for Twindergarten 
Kirkus Review

"The white backgrounds in the colored-pencil illustrations keep the focus on the twins and their emotions, made clear through body language and facial expressions. Their classes (and teachers!) are nicely diverse, and Abbott gives readers a peek at kindergarten goings-on."

BookList Review

"The delicate, precise colored-pencil drawings have an airy look, with plenty of white space and well-chosen details that help define the characters and settings. While showing that a bit

of anxiety is natural when facing a new experience, this attractive picture book fosters a hopeful attitude toward school."

— Carolyn Phelan

Publisher's Weekly Review

" Working in soft colored pencil, debut illustrator Abbott’s understated images feel airy and open, and she emphasizes not just the closeness between the twins but also the way they seem to trade off feeling confident and nervous about school. "