Special 25th Anniversary Edition: The Story of the Little Mole

Special 25th Anniversary Edition: The Story of the Little Mole : who knew it was none of his business

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A phenomenal success since its publication in 1989, The Story of the Little Mole has delighted adults and children alike to become an all-time humour classic. This hilarious picture book tells the tale of a little mole who wakes up one morning only to have one of the other animals 'do its business' on his head. The Little Mole then sets out to track down the culprit to exact his revenge in his own little way. This new anniversary edition is a fantastic way to introduce children to the amazing world of books.

This children's classic by story and illustrator duo Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch is now reissued in a special anniversary edition, with accompanying marketing and publicity campaign.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 205 x 295 x 2mm | 140g
  • Pavilion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21st ed.
  • 24
  • 1856021017
  • 9781856021012
  • 6,532

Review Text

A terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole one bright, sunny morning. It looks a little like a sausage, and the worst thing is that it lands right on his head. So our plucky little hero sets out to find out who has left their business on his head.
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About Werner Holzwarth

Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch are a German Author/Illustrator team. Both are highly regarded, particularly in Germany, for their humourous and playful characters.
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Rating details

2,808 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 49% (1,366)
4 29% (823)
3 15% (426)
2 4% (119)
1 3% (74)

Our customer reviews

We have had a lot of problems with our son's toilet training particularly with the poo part. We found this book to be incredibly helpful in explaining to our son that it is natural to do this. The illustrations were excellent and the pop-up action made it interactive and fun for all of us during a very sensitive time. A great laugh for all the family about something that is a little taboo but perfectly natural.show more
by Martine Halliwell
If you don't know, this book is about a mole who pops out of his hole one morning to find that someone (some animal) has done "their business" on his head. He then sets out to find out who did the deed, by asking all sorts of animals if the poo on his head is theirs, before taking his revenge once he identifies the culprit. We bought this book as a present for my nephew after reading rave reviews of it. Sadly, my brother and his wife thought it was disgusting as it talks about all the different types of poo that animals do (round ones, soft ones, big ones etc). This may sound a bit gross to an adult, but it's a great topic to discuss with kids especially when they are potty-training and/or when they're going through a toilet-humour phase. As my brother returned the present, we kept it until our eldest was old enough to appreciate it and she loves naming all the animals and pointing out the differences in their poo! The book is well-written, beautifully illustrated and is a great book to read aloud with children from the age of 18 months up. We all love the book and would heartily recommend it as long as you're not squeamish about talking about bodily functions ;-)show more
by Mrs H Scholes
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