Friday, 18 January 2019

ReadItDaddy's Second Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 18th January 2019: "Mole's Star" by Britta Teckentrup (Orchard Books)

Our second Picture Book of the Week is the utterly charming and delightful "Mole's Star" by Britta Teckentrup.

Gently imparting the important message about how beautiful the world is, and how sometimes we take so much for granted, it's the story of a little mole who absolutely loves his new home underground.

But every evening, Mole comes out of his burrow to watch the twinkling stars in the sky above.

He falls in love with the stars, so much so that he wishes he could keep them all to himself.  

Then one night he sees a shooting star, and suddenly his wish comes true. 

There's just one problem: now that Mole's burrow is full of beautiful, shining stars, none of the other animals can enjoy them!

Mole's wish comes true, the stars are his for the taking!

Utterly beautiful page spreads like this really make this book stand out. 
It's a warm cuddly story with a strong moral message that sometimes sharing can be better than just keeping things all to yourself, as mole discovers. 

Simple, beautiful, brilliant. Britta is such an amazing talent in kidlit and this book really should be right at the top of your book buying list for 2019. 

"Mole's Star" by Britta Teckentrup is out now, published by Orchard Books (kindly supplied for review).