Children will chuckle over this and adults groan (particularly if they have battled moles in garden and lawn) -- and only Robert Lawson could get away with this many and frequently hilarious story of what happened when young Amory, nicknamed Squirt, fed Bita Vities cereal to his pet mole, nicknamed General DeGaulle because he was leader of the Underground. Due to a slight mistake in the factory, this particular box of cereal was filled with pure vitamin C, the super-duper growth vitamin. The mole grows and glows-larger, brighter and more playful with each feeding, delighting young Squirt, astounding the scientists, and confounding the neighbors. The moles career ends in a blaze of glory as he soars aloft on a gas cloud, with oil gushing from the well he has discovered in the course of his digging. Robert Lawson's line drawings are perfect for such an endearing mole, but readers of his adventures will regret his disappearance into thin air.