Bertie [in Bertie Takes Care] who spends his summer as activity leader of a group of under-privileged boys is a mixture of child and adult, of selfishness and good sportsmanship, that adults may find a little incredible. Younger junior high school boys particularly will take to this story though, as readily as they did to Bertie Comes Through. There are worthy social and race implications in the group's feeling of oneness…. Recommended. (pp. 1284-85)
Florence W. Butler, "New Books Appraised: 'Bertie Takes Care'," in Library Journal (reprinted from Library Journal, September 15, 1948; published by R. R. Bowker Co. (a Xerox company); copyright © 1948 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 73, No. 16, September 15, 1948, pp. 1284-85.