* "A splendid example of science controversy in everyday life."
—Kirkus, starred review
"Burns delivers a fascinating look at the origins of an invasive species and efforts to combat the damage it causes."
* "This fascinating, timely book might just change the way readers look at insects and trees for good."
—Booklist, starred review
"The subject and the youth of many of the participants give this title an immediacy unusual even in this excellent series, bridging the gap between scientist and reader in a way that invites kids into the process."
"Clear photographs, charts, diagrams, and a straightforward text with appropriate scientific vocabulary outline the problem, from the beetle’s invasion and difficult discovery to the trees’ destruction and replanting."
—Horn Book Magazine
* "Abundant, close-up, color photos of the insect (from egg to pupa to mature adult), damaged trees, onsite workers, and informative labeled diagrams and maps help tell this disquieting story...A timely, well-told story and a call to action."
—School Library Journal, starred review