Mole's in Loveby David Bedford, Rosalind Beardshaw
Morris the mole goes to the farm expecting to find love right in front of his nose, but moles don't see very well and what he finds at the end of nose isn't quite the love he was expecting. Is Morris destined to live his life alone without love? Great Valentine's Day fare for ages 3-7
It is springtime, and Morris sets out to find love. Even though he does not see very well, he knows exactly what to look for-black shiny fur, a pink nose, and big wide feet. Following the folklore motif of "threes," he finds a different animal for each quality, only to discover that each one is not right. Luscious Shiny Black Fur (a horse) throws him, Pretty Pink Nose (a pig) is too wet, and Gorgeous Big Wide Feet (a duck) makes him sneeze. Sad, he returns to his molehill, and love discovers him. In carefully chosen words, the text creates visual images that allow readers to place themselves in the setting and to feel the mood. The bright, colorful, realistic illustrations reflect the action and depict a traditional farm setting. While the ending seems obvious, children will relate to Morris as he searches for someone to love and will cheer for him as he keeps trying in spite of each mishap.-Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA
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My 20-month old loves this book - it's just short enough to keep her attention, with lots of adorable pictures for her to point at and identify. It's also a very sweet story. And the paperback price can't be beat. Highly recommend!
Great story to read to young kids. Story line lead to discussion, and art work was well enjoyed. Have had students request that I read it again and again.
Buy only books for kids you would love to read over and over. That is one of my favorites. It is a cute story, and I love the pictures. In addition you can take that book everywhere, because it is not heavy.