Books we love: The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business, by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch

LittleMoleWe first read The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business ages ago at our friends’ house and the kids were in stitches.  The book finally found a place under our Christmas tree this year and continues to be a definite win.

Though I’m not a great lover of toilet talk, I’m a realist and particularly with a little boy in the house, it happens.  And if it’s going to happen, I’d rather channel M’s fascination with poo through a book than through insults hurled at his sister.

The poor little mole in this tale is just minding his own business when he pokes his head above ground and a poo lands on his head.  Thus follows his quest to find the offender, which involves an exploration of various animal excrement without ever overtly mentioning poop, poo, etc. as such throughout the whole story.

It’s silly and enticing for kids, a pretty good overview of various animal crap should you want to hone your id skills for future(!),  and a story of determination, detective work and ultimately retribution (in a don’t mess/bully me kind of way).

Check it out!

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