"Mr. Pipes Comes to America is a delightful book. By all means, enjoy it. But don't let the cozy charm, the hot chocolate, or the slapstick humor fool you. Douglas Bond is in earnest. He intends to challenge the revivalist mentality that has dominated hymns and hymnology for too long, and to promote hymns constructed on solid theological and musical foundations. If we and our children can learn the lessons Mr. Pipes has to teach, the future of church music will be a little brighter."
"Children will read or listen gladly to Mr. Pipes Comes to America because the book is fun and tells such a lively story. But no one can accuse it of being a dumbed-down book for children. I call it a thinking book. There is so much to learn in it about hymns and worship, about ships and sailing, about American history, and then there is Lord Underfoot the cat and a new pet named Monochrome. This is an enchanting book that will be read and reread many times."
—Mrs. Robert G. Rayburn, grandmother
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