Game Daily at least seems to like it:
http://ds.gamedaily.com/game/review/?ga … 60&id=1413
.... "Yoshi's Island DS bursts with variety, keeping things fresh while the game progresses. The difficulty also helps the game's replay ability, as the levels are peppered with red coins, special flowers, huge character coins, and jumping stars that are a collector's dream come true. Even after finishing the levels, the draw to getting all those red coins or flowers proves great, especially when accomplishing these goals unlocks bonus levels."
"Yoshi's Island DS is a gorgeous 2D game with vibrant colors and lively animation. Every level has a hand-drawn look that is very pleasing, and this style is coupled with colorful characters teeming with personality. Instead of going overboard with the new features, Yoshi's Island DS sticks to its roots, never forgetting what made the original such a beloved classic. The game's beautiful visual style is complimented by the personality of the characters, and both combine to form a wonderful adventure that can be enjoyed by any Mario fan."