Occasional stylistic weaknesses [in Tunes for a Small Harmonica] fail to mar this entertaining tale of a tomboy's first crush…. J. F.'s parents are a bit stereotypical, but the action is fast paced and J. F. is winning and believable, even as she matches wits with a quack psychologist.
Diane Haas, in a review of "Tunes for a Small Harmonica," in School Library Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, September, 1976, p. 127.