Mole and the Baby Bird

Mole and the Baby Bird

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When Mole finds a baby bird injured and alone he takes it home to look after it very carefully. But soon Mole has the greatest dilemma of all - is the baby bird going to be a pet or is it going to be free? Mole is guided by two wonderful, carefully observed parents and a kind and thoughtful grandfather into making his final and touching decision. This tender and most gentle of picture books explores important and big themes in the most understated and subtle way. Like all Patrick Benson picture books, this story has the feeling of a children's classic in the making. "A tender story that gently informs the young reader about the importance of freedom. The subtle text combined with beautiful art and an important theme make this picture book a sure-fire classic for children of all ages." - "Publishing News".show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 238.8 x 269.2 x 5.1mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0747561192
  • 9780747561194
  • 453,399

About Marjorie Newman

Marjorie Newman lives in Southampton and is the author of several other books for children. This is her first book for Bloomsbury. Patrick Benson won the Mother Goose Award for his first book ' the Hob Stories' written by William Mayne and published by Walker Books. Since then he has illustrated many books including ' Owl Babies ' written by Martin Waddell which has sold almost 2,000,000 copies world wide since publication. He now lives in the Scottish Borders with his partner and eight year old son.show more

Review quote

"A tender story that gently informs the young reader about the importance of freedom. The subtle text combined with beautiful art and an important theme make this picture book a surefire classic for children of all ages." Publishing Newsshow more

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109 ratings
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4 25% (27)
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2 1% (1)
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