Wednesday, 16 April 2014

No Place Like Home

Author                              : Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by                      : Vaness Cabban
Age range recommended : 3-7
Theme                             : Home, Belonging, Friends

Opening lines –  
“Hot-diggerty!” said Mole, as he climbed out of the ground one morning. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining. And there were flowers everywhere. 

Suddenly Mole’s burrow seemed very small and dark and dull. 

“Why should I live underground,” Mole said to himself. “when I could live somewhere BIG and BBRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL instead!”

And Mole set off in search of a new home.

He hadn’t gone far when he came across Hedgehog.

Introduction and Synopsis –
Mole sets off to look for a bright, big home for himself. His friends, Hedgehog, Squirrel and Rabbit try to help him on his quest, but their ideas do not appeal to Mole – a hollow hole that is too big and open, a bird’s nest that is dangerous or a hollow space beside a waterfall. It begins to get late and still they had not found the perfect home for Mole. As a storm approaches, he begins to wonder if he would find any place to call a perfect home for himself. And then, it hits him - he had found just the place! It’s just the way he wants it – warm and snug, safe and dry and comfortable!

Why did my caterpillar and I like this book?
ME - 
It’s a sweet little story that is just right for reading to young children. The idea of home where everything is perfect just for you. The characters are cute and furry and the illustrations, warm and inviting. It’s a nice little story to read aloud. 

For the very reasons mentioned above, A liked the book. The water colours like soft illustrations caught her attention and drew her to the story. 

Online link -
We did not find any online video link for the story.

There is another book by the author that we have reviewed earlier on this blog, 'FOXES IN THE SNOW'. 
The author has a home site too -

The cocoon rates it -


It can be best described as a read-aloud story. We wouldn’t think it offers much encouragement as a reader book. The writing is more prose, especially the first page, which we found quite long. We would say it’s a good read, but not a spectacular book. 

1 comment:

  1. OH this is really nice ! looking forward to read more !