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"While dealing with the timeless theme of aging, infirmity, and death as seen through the innocent eyes of children, the animation also exudes the warmth and sometimes self-deprecating humour of first-generation Jewish urbanites. Leaf's animation technique of continually changing washes of water-colour and ink on a glass plate created an almost cryptic rhythm of object-blending-into-object, beyond the earthbound rules of fixed observation."
-- Gary Evans

Evans, Gary. In the National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991. (p. 231)