Mrs Mole, I'm Home!
Root for Morris the spectacle-wearing mole to find his way home in this laugh-out-loud story from Jarvis, the creator of Alan's Big, Scary Teeth."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.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 256 x 280 x 5mm | 200g
- 06 Apr 2017
- Walker Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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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, his debut title with Walker, was met to great acclaim, the New York Times writing: "The witty Jarvis makes all the right moves". 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 fiance and their cat. Find him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis.
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 * "Young readers will enjoy Morris's mistakes and they will particularly love knowing where his glasses are." April 2017 Picture Book of the Month * LoveReading, Julia Eccleshare * "For picture-book fans, Jarvis, master of fabulous foolery, returns with Mrs Mole, I'm Home!, a worthy successor to Alan's Big Scary Teeth. [...] this delightfully retro book boasts perfectly judged repetition, an appealing palette of blues and reds, and a running joke about the whereabouts of the missing specs; reading it aloud should trigger instant cries of "Again!"" * The Guardian * "Jarvis has managed to follow up his hilarious Alan's Big, Scary Teeth with a book that's just as funny. His great storytelling, scratchy artwork and vivid colours combine wonderfully on every page, especially on the last one." * BookTrust * "[...] perfect comic timing and whole lot of heart [...]" * Parent Talk * "Mrs Mole, I'm Home is an enjoyable picture book from Jarvis - plenty of quirky twists and turns, all served with a charming sense of humour. Jarvis's illustrations are warm and rich, and even feature a map... got to love a book map." * MyBookCorner.com * "hilarious" * independent.ie * "The full colour spectrum has been used to give each location a distinct and individual feel, and the text is perfect for moving children from shared to independent writing." * The School Librarian * "Colourful, deceptively childlike illustrations and a lively humour make this a super books for sharing and first steps in reading." * Carousel *