Little Mole Goes to School (Hardcover)

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By Glenys Nellist, Sally Garland (Illustrator)
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Little Mole Goes to School by Glenys Nellist opens with a worried little Mole and Mama walking to school on the first day. He is afraid he won't know the alphabet or be able to see and hear the teacher well (remember moles live underground). Mama encourages Little Mole to sit up front and learn along with his friends, sending him off with a hug. 

The charming class of woodland animals begins the school day, but Little Mole compares himself to his classmates: “I wish I had eyes like that.” and “I wish I could sing like that.” Finally! Recess is a welcome break. The animals are frolicking in a “playground” in the woods when Little Squirrel finds a tunnel to explore.

It’s great fun until the tunnel collapses. Here is where Little Mole’s skills save the day, digging out while the other animals use their unique abilities to help. Little Mole eagerly shares his excitement about his day with Mama singing their way home.

The end pages include a list of characteristics of each animal species in the story. Notes on helping a child who is anxious about school from a family therapist are included, as well.

— Amy Halvorson Miller


Little Mole is back, and this time he's off to school in an encouraging story about being yourself that makes this the perfect book for any child going back to school this year.

It's Little Mole's first day of school, and he's nervous. What if he is the last to know his alphabet? What if he's not good at anything? With a good bit of anxiety, Little Mole heads to class and begins to compare himself to his peers. How will he ever measure up? But soon a crisis on the playground reveals that he has everything he needs in his own two paws to save the day. In this third installment of the Little Mole series, author Glenys Nellist and illustrator Sally Garland spin another endearing tale of the beloved Little Mole, his encouraging mama, and his forest friends. Children will relate to Little Mole's feelings of self-doubt, will cheer him on when he discovers his unique gifts and talents, and will be inspired to confront their own insecurities and celebrate what they have to offer, too.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781506478593
ISBN-10: 150647859X
Publisher: Beaming Books
Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Pages: 1
Language: English