[The] poetry is rhythmic and rolling, each word finessed to fit the pulse of [hooks's] verse. The lilt of the language is contagious, begging to be read aloud... Raschka's mixed media illustrations are an energetic dream... Buy it for the boys and all those who love them.
–-Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
[A] pleasing and affirmative visual and textual interpretation of what it means to be a little boy: be boy buzz, indeed.
A wonderful collaboration, this book is an exuberant as the boys it describes.–-School Library Journal
The lapsit audience will want to join in the buzz, point at the pages, and act out the movements and the loving embrace.–-Booklist