Larissa Rudova reviewed this book in Slavic Review 68:2 (Summer 2009): 446-447, and there are two online reviews of the book available--one in English and one in German. In the first of these reviews, Aaron J. Cohen writes for Canadian Slavonic Papers,
"This book is an expanded version of a dissertation completed in 1976. It describes and categorizes the genre of children's literature in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. The author treats the subject using a structuralist approach, and readers who are interested in the formal and institutional structure of this genre should find the book useful."