Meet the Molesons

Meet the Molesons

by Burny Bos, Hans de Beer

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Members of the Moleson family exchange birthday presents, have a bike race, go camping, and enjoy other adventures.


Members of the Moleson family exchange birthday presents, have a bike race, go camping, and enjoy other adventures.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Here is a pretty normal family. Mother works in an office. Father cooks, cleans, and "orders us around." The twins, Dusty and Dug, have their birthday, get their pictures taken, race their bicycles, go camping - we almost forget that they're moles. When Dug finds a lipstick and draws spots on himself, Dusty joins him and they enjoy a "sick day," getting served tea and toast, having a good time until their mother comes home. But instead of getting upset, she takes the lipstick, draws spots on herself, and crawls into bed with them. Just a pretty normal family. What fun!
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Perhaps some of this book's intended humor gets lost in the translation, for the point of some of these episodes in the life of an anthropomorphic mole family is not always clear. For example, Mother and Father mole give their twin children nontraditional gifts and smile knowingly at one another when their offspring politely thank them. However, when the parents are not watching, sister plays happily with her brother's doll while he uses her crane. In another chapter, Father attempts to intercede upon observing that a policeman seems about to give Grandma a ticket for giving her grandchildren a ride on her motorized wheelchair. When he ends up with the ticket instead, his son, the narrator, remarks, ``Sometimes my father is pretty stupid.'' Some of the scenarios are more successful and amusing, and the well-intentioned parents are admirable creations. However, even the delightfully expressive drawings cannot rescue those selections that fall flat.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

North-South Books, Inc.
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North-South Paperback Series
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Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18

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