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Mrs Mole, I'm Home!

Written by Jarvis

Illustrated by Jarvis

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April 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017  | Morris Mole can’t find his glasses anywhere at the end of a long day at work. Luckily, he is sure he can find his way home without them. But can he? Poor Morris! He pops up in all kind of homes and surprises all kinds of families - rabbits, owls, penguins and, rather dangerously, crocodiles! At last he can smell Worm Noodles. Now he can find his way home. Young readers will enjoy Morris’s mistakes and they will particularly love knowing where his glasses are.  ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for April 2017

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Grandapa Green by Lane Smith

I'm Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies

Mrs Mole, I'm Home! by Jarvis

Silver by Walter de la Mare

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Mrs Mole, I'm Home! Synopsis

The witty Jarvis makes all the right moves New York Times From Jarvis, the creator of Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, comes another truly unmissable, hilarious adventure about a daddy mole who has mislaid his spectacles.

Morris can't find them anywhere. So, he decides to go on without them, trusting his instincts to lead him the right way home to his waiting family and delicious dinner of worm noodles. Mrs Mole, I'm homeeee! he sings ...as he burrows right into some poor unsuspecting rabbit family's hole. Oh dear. Without his spectacles, Morris really can't see a single thing - how will he ever get home? With perfect comic timing and a whole lot of heart, Jarvis will have all readers rooting for Morris to find his family, and rejoicing in the idea that - glasses or no glasses - you can always make your way back to home sweet home.

Mrs Mole, I'm Home! Reader Reviews

Young kid's love to read and share books too and so in addition to the review by Julia Eccleshare, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Edith Andrews, age 3 - 'Poor Morris! We are rooting for you to get home! Lovely book for little ones. Great pictures and a fun storyline.'
  • Elissa Watkin, age 4 - 'What a funny book...My daughter couldn't stop giggling as Mr Mole went on his adventures bumping into all sorts of other animals.'
  • Huxley Glen, age 6 - 'A very funny book full of funny characters. It will have you laughing out loud as Mr Mole keeps getting lost throughout the book. Very colourful illustrations bring the story to life. A great book.'
  • Sarah Simmons, age 3 - 'Morris is a silly mole, he makes lots of wrong turns. I love the pictures!'
  • Ian Eagleton, adult - 'An entertaining, colourful picture book, perfect for children aged between 3-5 years old,that is full of wit, warmth and humour.'
  • Emma Radford, Mum to Sam and Jack - 'This had my boys in giggles - especially at the end...A great, colourful, entertaining picture book.
  • George Haine, age 4 - 'This is a story about when Mr Mole loses his glasses so he keeps popping up in the wrong hole - that's funny...It's as good as Alan's Big Scary Teeth.
  • Will Davies, age 4 - 'Oh Morris! Thank goodness for worm noodles! The pictures are fun and there are lots of details to look at after reading the story.  I enjoyed it.'

Mrs Mole, I'm Home! Press Reviews

Lots of fun to read aloud: hapless Morris has mislaid his glasses and visits a whole host of unexpected animalhomes before finding the right burrow. The Bookseller

The witty Jarvis makes all the right moves  New York Times

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ISBN: 9781406372434
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406372434
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Jarvis
Illustrator: Jarvis
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children

About Jarvis

Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as both a record sleeve designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book illustrator. Alan's Big, Scary Teeth is his debut title with Walker. About his picture book inspiration, Jarvis says, "The way I work is always visual. I will have an image or character in mind and I pull a story out of it. I doodle and doodle and doodle until I get it right." Jarvis lives in Manchester with his girlfriend and their cat.

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