The Children's Book Review
"This is such a sweet book that makes children laugh out loud. The illustrations are adjusted for each perspective, and it’s fun to pick out the differences between the two. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful, and the book is of a sturdy construction that won’t rip easily. The wording is perfectly executed, balancing cuteness with easy-to-read prose. Children will immediately want to read the story again when they realize the twist. Highly recommended."
Funny and Exquisite (USBBY)
"This funny, thought-provoking British story exquisitely demonstrates the importance of understanding multiple perspectives." -- 2016 Outstanding International Books, United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Horn Book Guide
Two narrators tell the same story from opposing points of view: first, a girl “rescues” a beast (a lemur) in the woods and brings it home; next, the lemur is “ambushed” by a beast (the girl), who takes it back to her “secret lair.”

This amusing lesson on perspective is illustrated with equally amusing cartoony illustrations; the lemur’s eyes are especially expressive. -- The Horn Book Guide (Fall 2015)
School Library Journal
This fun walk on the wild side will be a solid addition to most collections.
Publishers Weekly
It's a smart and not-too-serious introduction to the idea of empathy—and boundaries.
Waking Brain Cells
Cleverly crafted and told, this picture book explores points of view and how connections are possible even with different beasts.
NC Teacher Stuff
A Tale of Two Beasts was a hit with my kindergarten book critics. They laughed and enjoyed seeing the story told from two points of view. It's a clever take and can help young students understand that people can (or in this case, living beings) see the same thing differently. I often hear two versions of a tale at lunch or recess. The ending is smart as well. It's not what you expect and young readers always like a humorous twist. With the Common Core emphasis on comparing two texts, how great is it that you can get this in one book?
Kirkus Reviews
*** Starred Review ***

Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Brilliantly, the illustrations vary just slightly from one version of the story to the next; it's their juxtaposition with the radically different textual perspective that generates the laughs. Totally delightful.