Monty Mole must overcome his fear and swallow his pride when some greedy birds invade Wobbly Toad’s garden.
Mole on Patrol is a lively story of fun and friendship set in a colorful vegetable patch. Chloe Applin has created four unforgettable characters that inhabit this charming world, Monty Mole, Wobbly Toad, Freda Frog, and their dog, Stephen.
One day, a gang of greedy birds swoops in and their world is turned upside down. With some quick thinking from Freda, a solution is presented. However, this solution not only frightens the birds, it frightens Monty Mole as well. It takes a wheelbarrow of understanding to convince Monty that he is indeed still the best mole on patrol.
- Positive messages of sustainability through growing vegetables in a garden.
- Colorful and detailed illustrations bring Wobbly Toad’s garden to life.
- A story about friends working together, written with warmth and humor.
Chlöe Applin has a BA in Visual Studies from Norwich University of the Arts and an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She enjoys creating characters and the worlds they live in and takes inspiration from nature and animals. Chloe lives in Cambridge, UK, and when she’s not drawing, she can be found making toys and puppets from recycled fabrics. Her toys have recently been featured on the BBC. She lives with a dog called Bertie, who is a constant source of inspiration and delight.
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels
Guided Reading Level: L
Grade Level Equivalent: 2
Picture book, animal fantasy, Life science context: biodiversity in a garden, Story elements: setting: Garden, plot and character development: Montey the Mole, problem and solution, figurative language, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, labels, Comprehension strategies: Identify cause and effect relationships, changes from beginning to end of the story, make inferences, draw conclusions, make text to world connections. Themes: gardening, feeling embarrassed, working together, friendship.
Interest Age: 5 to 8 years
Reading Age: 7 to 8 years
World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
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