DIG HOLE, SOFT MOLE by Carolyn Lesser

DIG HOLE, SOFT MOLE

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Age Range: 5 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Lesser (Great Crystal Bear, p. 376, etc.) provides an appealing introduction to a little known animal: the star-nosed mole, who is not only an expert digger, but an excellent swimmer. Here the mole tunnels under dirt and leaves, emerges underwater in a pond, and paddles to a meal of fish and snails, before resting on a rock in the moonlit pond. Rhyming couplets occasionally deviate awkwardly--``Crickets hop, twigs pop./Centipedes slink under leaves''--but are mostly fluid. The oil and gouache paintings in soft green, brown, and blue on a glossy paper lend a dreamy quality to this simple nature tale. Regan has filled the illustrations with creatures to discover: crickets, centipedes, turtles, frogs. Enchanting. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-15-223491-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1996




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