Reviews of Luke on the Loose
"Luke on the Loose may be the best TOON Book to come out so far. Hopping and hip, Bliss takes a simple idea and takes it to its logical extreme...It just boils down to a fun romp, a child fantasy, and a great little easy-to-read comic that everyone can enjoy. Rural and suburban. Big and little."
"One of the few all-ages comics to portray the ethnic and racial diversity of American cities in a matter-of-fact way, making this book a great choice for a young urban dweller's reading list."
--School Library Journal
"Bliss has created an ideal graphic novel for emerging readers...The cartoon panels are so successful at engaging readers that young children do not have to be able to read the text to enjoy the story. Each drawing is filled with humorous details. In one scene children see a man proposing to his girlfriend before Luke leaps over his cafe table. Though he creates havoc wherever he goes, he remains oblivious to everything but the pigeons he is chasing. Children will enjoy his rambunctious adventure as he takes them on a spirited tour of New York City."
--School Library Journal (starred)
"The marvelous attention to design makes Luke on the Loose a stand-out for fun. And education."
"A refreshing reminder that nontraditional children's books are alive and well, and so are their authors...Your child will definitely be reading this book for years to come."
--Sacramento Book Review
"An absolute masterpiece of a children's book, one of those that whips by at frenetic pace but leaves you with a huge grin and a great feeling that lasts long after bedtime."
--Forbidden Planet International