A Friend for Mole

A Friend for Mole

by Nancy Armo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561458653
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,290,633
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Nancy Armo has been drawing since she started coloring on walls with her crayons. Later she used that talent to study graphic design at the University of Washington, which led to a career as a graphic designer and art director for several corporations. A Friend for Mole is her first book. She lives in New York.

Nancy Armo has been drawing since she started coloring on walls with her crayons. Later she used that talent to study graphic design at the University of Washington, which led to a career as a graphic designer and art director for several corporations. A Friend for Mole is her first book. She lives in New York.

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A Friend for Mole 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
McMarshall More than 1 year ago
This is a charming book about conquering fears with the help of friends. Though they are different - mole is afraid of daylight and wolf afraid of nighttime - these two unlikely animals make friends and ultimately work together to find their way home. Their ability to find common ground in their differences and figure out how to help each other makes for a wonderful story, for all ages. Nancy also shows how friends stick together when things get scary. The fun games that Mole and Wolf invent, imaginary hunts, pretend stomping, and scary imaginary beasts will appeal to children and likely spur other ideas for "conquering" night time fears. The illustrations are tender and sweet and the story begs to be read again and again.
ReaderStefanie More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written and illustrated book! Such a sweet story of friendship and overcoming our fears. Simple and easy to understand. This book could be a teaching tool in all sorts of situations. I look forward to other books by this fabulous author/illustrator!
AprilLesher More than 1 year ago
A comforting tale of how two different animals become friends and help each other overcome fears. I am a librarian and used this book in a Best Buddies class. It was magical when I asked the question, "Who here struggles with fear or anxiety?" All the students, mainstream and students with special needs, raised their hands. Armo's book allows for natural and easy conversations about anxiety. Wolf and Mole are unlikely friends who help each other to overcome fears. It was inspiring to hear comments between students as they discussed what they were afraid of and how they could help each other, "It's okay to be scared because I struggle with anxiety too." Through the exchange of Mole and Wolf, my students realized that talking with a friend is the best solution to conquering the unknown. An essential resource for any early elementary classroom as well as any Best Buddies club.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
Armo has written a cute book about friendship, kindness, and conquering our fears. Mole is happy living in his hole underground until he hears a lot of noise from above and decides to investigate. He is overwhelmed by the brightness and cannot find his hole. He ends up hiding in a bush and falling asleep until night time. In the dark he encounters a young wolf cub who is also lost. The two become friends, keep each other company through the night, and help each other in the morning. This story will appeal to children whether they're animal lovers or not. The honest description of their fears is something anyone can latch on to. The illustrations are fun and add to the story. I enjoyed this book. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/02/kid-lit-friend-for-mole.html
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Mole leaves the safety and comfort of his burrow to find out what all the noise above was about. In the bright sunlight, he lost sight of his burrow and got lost. He Stumbled into some leaves and fell asleep. That night he woke up, but was still lost. He heard another animal wimpering and found a young wolf who was also lost and afraid. All during the night, they played and kept each other company. In the morning, Wolf helped Mole find his home, shading his eyes with his tail and was also able to find his own way home. They made a promise to meet again and play, they had become friends. A great story that teaches about working together and helping one another conquer their fears. A great addition to any school or local library as well as the library of families with young children. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
DigsBooks More than 1 year ago
A Heartwarming Story About Overcoming Fears and the Power of Friendship. My grandchildren (ages 3 and 4) love this book. They find mole and wolf appealing and funny, and the theme of overcoming fears through friendship comes through loud and clear. We’ve read the book several times and it holds their interest, even though they know how the story ends. Highly recommended.