Publishers Weekly called the book “…a loving salute to the unconventional pet heroes of an earlier era.”
In his review in The New York Times, children’s book author and illustrator Paul O. Zelinksky, wrote: “Apart from its title, ‘My Snake Blake’ isn’t creepy at all. Blake the snake is a little boy’s perfect friend right out of the birthday-present box….The illustrator, Serge Bloch, has taken Randy Siegel’s silly, slim text and served it up as a dish straight out of 1960….He draws in the loose, bamboo –pen scribble that thrived in those days. Channeling artists like Saul Steinberg, Robert C. Osborn and Jules Feiffer, he gets the wry, relaxed humor just right.”
Randy Siegel also is the author of Grandma’s Smile. He has written for newspapers and magazines around the country and works at Advance Publications in New York City.