"This is science fiction for children about the Icelandic meltdown, written with a crazy flow of ideas an unlimited respect for children." Ásgeir H. Ingólfsson/ Kistan.is – culture web site
"Grandmothers Library by Thorarinn Leifsson is really an anecdote about those values people forgot or sold in the boom years." Árni Matthíasson / Morgunblaðið – Newspaper
"Absolutely the best bank crisis book ever. I feel like I have grabbed the heavens when I ramble in to such fine, unsentimental yet warm children's book. This is the way to do it!" Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir / Aclaimed icelandic author
"A terribly funny book. Especially refreshing and healthy reading". Freyr Eyjólfsson / Morning radio – National Radio Channel 2 (Rás 2)
— But isn't this a bit unusual after all? she heard her mother whisper softly. I mean … to have the child loiter in the window like a shop window doll?
— No, no, Howard cheered. We have always done it like that. Its part of a carefully thought out marketing strategy by the bank.
— Market … ? Albertinas dad was confused and Howard continued, somewhat impatiently:
— Now look, my good people! The house does not sell by it self.