"Marvelously true to life and tinged with sly wit, the stories will be viewed knowingly by both big and little sisters who'll see themselves here. Kvasnosky not only has a way with words, her illustrations are delightful, too."
— Booklist, starred review
"Rare for a book about siblings, its sympathies reach out to readers regardless of their birth order."
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Engagingly fresh and lively."
— Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, starred review
"Doozy up your shelves with Zelda and Ivy."
— School Library Journal, starred review
SCBWI Golden Kite Honors for both picture book illustration and text
Oppenheim Best Book Gold Award
American Library Association Notable Children's Book
1999 Editor's Choice Book, Booklist magazine
1998 Blue Ribbon List, Center for Children's Books
1998 Book Review Stars, School Library Journal