A Surprise for Little Mole

Jun. 2019. 30p. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9782733867327.
PreS-Gr 1–Little Mole is sitting quietly at home when she hears a knock at the door. What awaits her is an unknown black and white fluff ball, whom she names Who-zit. Being a kind creature, Mole sets out to find its mother by asking her forest neighbors, “Do you know who this baby’s mama is?” No one does. As she searches, Little Mole encounters a predator, thus acknowledging the need to be cautious when looking for someone who has lost something. By the end, thanks to the suggestions of her friends, she does find the panda’s mother. Frossard’s softly lined, round designs fit the pleasant tone set by Lallemand’s text.
VERDICT A sweet story about helping the helpless, with a character who teaches by example. A tender read-aloud to share one-on-one or with a small group.

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