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Dream Big, Little Mole

Written by Tom Percival

Illustrated by Christine Pym

Early Years Key Stage 1 Stories about Animals Family / Home Stories

LoveReading View on Dream Big, Little Mole

Little Mole proves it’s worth digging for your dreams

A little mole sets out to dig the biggest hole ever in an attempt to follow her dreams and prove how special she is. Things don’t go well. First, she crashes through a fox’s ceiling, then she spoils a hedgehog’s lawn, before causing a young rabbit to lose his kite. But with encouragement from a friendly otter, Little Mole carries on digging and suddenly, unexpectedly, and against all the odds, she makes everything right. It turns out her very special talent is helping her friends. It’s a lovely message, and one that will resonate in particular with young children who feel unspecial or just a bit lost. The illustrations are warm and full of fun, especially the cross-section scenes which let us follow Little Mole’s tunnelling across two pages!

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Dream Big, Little Mole Synopsis

Dream big, Little Mole, be brilliant, be YOU ...

Join one little mole as she follows her dream of building the biggest hole ever, and learns along the way that everyone has something special to give the world - it just sometimes takes a little time (and a few mishaps!) to discover what that special something is.

A powerful celebration of embracing who you are and finding your own unique talent from Tom Percival, the creator of Ruby's Worry. With charming illustrations by Christine Pym.

Dream Big, Little Mole Press Reviews

Praise for Ruby's Worry;

A reassuring, empowering look at childhood anxieties with a positive message about sharing hidden worries   Fiona Noble, Bookseller

Praise for Perectly Norman;

This joyous, original paen to individuality is ... deftly judged   Guardian

A sweet and uplifting story that celebrates diversity ... and inspires children to dare to be different and have the courage to stand out    BookTrust 

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408892817
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Tom Percival
Illustrator: Christine Pym
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Family / Home Stories

About Tom Percival

Tom Percival studied Graphic Design in South Wales. His illustration career has seen him design Halloween merchandise for a major supermarket, create the character 'Hector' for an Aardman-animated road safety campaign and his book illustration work includes the artwork for the phenomenally successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. As well as illustrating fiction covers, Tom has also written and illustrated three picture books: Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Herman’s Letter is Tom’s first picture book for Bloomsbury.. He lives in Stroud with his partner and ...

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