Review: Dream Big Little Mole By Tom Percival

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Review: Dream Big Little Mole By Tom Percival

BOOK: DREAM BIG LITTLE MOLE

AUTHOR: TOM PERCIVAL

ILLUSTRATOR: CHRISTINE PYM

PUBLISHER: BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS

PAGES: 32

AGE RECOMMENDED: 4+

Have you ever thought, I want to be like that person, or I want to imitate that person? Sometimes imitation harms us, and we will end up in more mayhem. When we try to imitate others, we often end up thinking about what’s our worth. We are worthy and perfect just the way we are. What we think of as indifferent will be special to us or to the people we love.

This story dream big little mole is about a mole, who thought he was worthless. He often thinks about what he can do as he is not special. He often sighs about other animals, great quality. One day a wise owl told him, you are brilliant in your own way. So he told him to think about his greatest quality and that it was very exclusive to him. Little Mole tried many things, and he failed miserably. Later one day he remembered, he was good at digging, and he thought of digging the world’s biggest hole. He started to dig and dig until a big disaster happened. Will this time this disaster fetch him new friends or is he going back to his hole?

The illustrations by Christine Pym really are fabulous. Such a beautiful message for children and for adults too. We are special in our own way. When we are taken away by our peer pressure, pause a moment and think; we are special in our own way. It was very good to discuss this with Nathan, reminding him there’s no other Nathan, and he is always special.  

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