"Christina’s gorgeous digital illustrations shine throughout, imbuing the tale and the characters with a sense of emotion and depth not found in the text, all while beautifully capturing the island scenery."
"Christina's illustrations offer vivid color and a sense of whimsy."
"Christina's full-color illustrations are effective, particularly when depicting Anna’s and Drew’s magical-looking clothing."
"A very positive story and featuring excellent illustrations."
"Love the illustrations by this artist and the overall positive feeling you get from this book."
"Coupled with Christina’s majestic portrayals of island life (those sunsets!), An Unusual Friend earns a spot on the shelves of sensitive and science-minded kids--or those who harbor a fantasy of making friends with an unlikely creature."