Moles

by Rachel Poliquin and Nicholas John Frith

In a follow-up to last year’s Beavers, the mole (Rosalie, in this case)... read more

In a follow-up to last year’s Beavers, the mole (Rosalie, in this case) takes center stage in this irreverent but informative guide. For an animal roughly the size and shape of a potato that spends most of its life in dark, underground tunnels, the mole is a remarkably exciting and impressive species. Interesting facts are laid out here as nine “superpowers,” including “super-squidgibility” (ability to turn around in a tight tunnel), “headless hoarding” (the collection of decapitated, live worms in a special room for later snacking), and “arms of Hercules” (Rosalie’s ability to push thirty times her weight uphill). Humorous illustrations and occasional quizzes round out a guide that covers the behavior, physiology, and habitat of this fascinating animal. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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