Friday, February 12, 2010

A mole is looking for love

In just a few days it will be Valentine's day. Here in Ashland, Oregon, the school children are having class parties to exchange cards and gifts; shop windows are decorates with pink and red hearts and acres of tulle; and the food shops are full of people looking for boxes of chocolates and other sweet treats.

Just the other day I received a delightful little picture book that I think is perfect for Valentine's Day. The story is about a mole who is looking for love, and the misadventures he has.

Mole’s in love
David Bedford
Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Picture Book
Ages 3 to 7
Tiger Tales, 2009, 1589254171
   One morning Morris the mole pokes his nose out of his hole and he discovers that spring has arrived. For Morris spring is a time for love, so he trots off to “find someone to love.” Morris has very bad eyesight, but he is sure that he will find the right animal to love because he knows exactly what to look for.
   Unfortunately, though he knows that he needs to find someone with “luscious shiny black fur,” a “pretty pink nose,” and “gorgeous big wide feet,” Morris does not have much luck finding the right someone.
   This charming, funny, and touching little book will delight children who like animals. With lovely multimedia artwork and a surprising ending, this is a perfect book to share with young children 

If you'd like to purchase this book for your child or your special someone click here. You can find more Valentine's Day books here

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!