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Rave Reviews for I Got You A Present!

The rave reviews for I Got You A Present! keep coming in and we want to thank all the bloggers and readers for sharing their kind words, thoughts, and, well, rave reviews for I Got You A Present!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“A winner”

CM Magazine

“Endlessly inventive”

Kirkus Reviews

“Snappy, funny…a surprise but thoughtful resolution”

CanLit for Little Canadians

“Hilarious… whimsical, silly and entertaining”

Storytime with Stephanie

“Fun…clever… delightful… a great ending”

Kids First

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Fun and imaginative”

Youth Services Book Review

“Will tickle the funny bones of kids 3 to 7”

Kid Lit Reviews

“Adorable… delightful…will melt your heart”

Thumbnail That

“Skilled storytelling… a funny, unexpected and giggly picture book”

Fab Book Reviews

“Sweet and endearing… funny, heartwarming”

The Contented Reader


Babar Books

“Fast-paced, lively… LOVE the surprise ending!”

Reading Power Gear

“A very funny book”

Dad Suggests

“Hilarious… This will be one of our “go to” books for birthdays from here on out!”

Story Mamas

“This sweet story is a ton of fun and a great birthday gift”

Library Mom Books

“Fun… favorite book about birthdays… good laughs”

Baby Librarians

“Fun… A delightful debut”

Bit About Books

“Delightful! Ready-made for birthdays… a fantastic gift for any little reader.”

Baby Bookworm

“A perfect picture book AND birthday present rolled into one – this is a must-have story!”


“Inventive, expressive and fun.”

Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“I Got You A Present is the best gift of all!”

Mom Read It


Librarian Bookends

“A sweet and silly birthday treat”


Rave reviews for I Got You A Present! by Mike Erskine-Kellie and Susan McLennan published by Kids Can Press (April 7, 2020),

I Got You a Present! follows Duckie on an epic quest to get you, the reader, the best birthday present. Ever!!!!

But nothing goes right, and poor Duckie ends up in a race against time to show you how much he cares. 

While the book might be about birthdays, it’s actually about so much more. It helps kids navigate the difficulties of setbacks and failures while inspiring them to understand what’s really important: friendship.

Available at,, and Indigo, the book is written by Regional Emmy Award-winning Mike Erskine-Kellie and Susan McLennan, and it’s illustrated by Cale Atkinson. 

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