Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mole's In Love

Mole's In Love
by David Bedford
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Tiger Tales
ISBN 9781589254176

We love the first line of this book. "One bright day, Morris the mole peeped out of his hole to find that it was spring."


Is there really such a thing? The Three Silly Chicks are not entirely sure, especially when the thermometer says it's 400 below zero. But, like Morris, we have hope.

The uber endearing Morris, seeing that it is spring, hops down from his hill to find someone to love. As we all know, that can be a little tricky. And if you are a nearsighted gent with an impulsive nature, trickier still. Morris falls instantly in love with Luscious Black Fur, Pretty Pink Nose, and Gorgeous Wide Feet, only to find out seconds later that they are, um, a little different from what he expected. Is Morris destined to spend spring alone and loveless?

Oh, gosh, of course not. This is a picture book, for crying out loud. Morris does find love--right at the end of his nose. A funny and satisfying read that is sure to be as popular as heart-shaped candy on Valentine's Day.


Candace Ryan said...

I missed the memo that David Bedford and Mo(le) Willems (NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED) must have received-- that 2009 is the Year of the Mole.

Kudos to them for celebrating a relatively underrepresented critter in picture books.

David Bedford said...

Yep, you missed that memo.