Hello, friends! Our book today is A Friend For Mole by Nancy Armo, a tale of an unlikely friendship.
Mole lives a quiet life in his underground burrow, where he enjoys the dark and the quiet. Still, he feels a bit lonely, which is why, when he hears the noises of other creatures above, he ventures out one day. However, the bright sun and loud noises are too disorienting for the little mole, and he stumbles into a bush to hide. When night falls, he is comfortable in the dark once more, but now he’s lost! Worse, there’s a mysterious noise nearby – another creature is near! Will it be a scary predator… or perhaps a new friend?
Sweet but slightly uneven. Mole is adorable, but his motivations and fears are a little inconsistent and therefore confusing. His budding friendship with Wolf is very sweet, though, and their night-time games to help Wolf with his fear of the dark are unique and fun. The ending is a little abrupt, and the illustrations a little simplistic yet still charming. The length is fine for a storytime, but JJ’s attention was definitely wavering. Overall, this one has pluses and minuses, but for a simple story of friendship and overcoming fears, it’s worth a look – Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)