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“Moss . . . tells a story grounded in facts and full of human interest . . . With curving lines and warm colors, the illustrations create a genial tone while transporting viewers to a bygone era. An intriguing picture book.”—Booklist Online
“In a remarkable true story, Moss introduces Dr. Martin Couney, a doctor with a flair for showmanship who used expositions and eventually the Coney Island Boardwalk to build public trust for a new idea that could save ‘doomed to die’ premature babies: ‘warming boxes,’ or incubators . . .
“Moss turns a little-known historical subject into a poignant and readable picture book. . . .The soft illustrations and the heartwarming approach make this story beautiful and relevant to all families.”—starred, School Library Journal
Moss . . . surveys the use of premature infants as sideshow entertainment in this informative overview of pioneering pediatric history . . . this narrative nonfiction account will prove absorbing."—Publisher’s Weekly
“This smoothly written account of little-known events results in a heartwarming story that will help develop audience empathy. Appealing illustrations capture the period and ambiance nicely and depict winsome infants of different races and ethnicities. . . A thought-provoking telling of…