Marga Dietz responded to the criticism on her Instagram account where she wrote that she appreciates the way people react to the issue of diversity. In an interview with Aftonbladet, she said that she understands that people are upset if you “see it that way” and that “the book is for children who do not find it so easy in South Africa to learn to read, especially in shelters. That’s the balance. “It’s very sad that it should be misunderstood.”