26 February, 2019

The Secret Life of Moles by Liz Burgess - [Book Review]

The Secret Life of Moles
by Liz Burgess

Liz Burgess has always held a keen interest in nature, especially small furry mammals!

Long fascinated by their secret activities at home in her own back garden, and the fields surrounding it, she decided to explore this special underground world, and find out more about moles and their other little friends. Liz Burgess lives in South Yorkshire and The Secret Life of Moles is her first book for children.

Information about the Book
Title: The Secret Life of Moles (and their friends)
Author: Liz Burgess
Release Date: 28th February 2019
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 40
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

My Review

I remembered the movie 'Ratatouille' while reading this story. This is the story of a young mole 'Ragwort', who explores the other places to build a home for the younger generation of their family as space where they live is overcrowded. 

This story is about coming out of the comfort zone, being adventurous and planning for the future. The story also tells that we can achieve anything when we work as a team and plan properly.

More than the protagonist Ragwort, I loved the characters of Hogknows and Climbing Fox. It is because of them and wingthing's help that the moles could build and move to their new house which is safe for them.

The book cover is apt and colorful. The illustrations inside the book are great too.

The writing style is good but it is very descriptive. So, I recommend this to the children above 3rd grade/ or young kids who have the patience to read more lines and large paragraphs.

The story and concept are really good and it has morals to teach our children like being helpful, kind and supportive to friends. 

My Rating : 4.5/5

Author Information
Liz Burgess lives in South Yorkshire has enjoyed a varied career, including working for a UK Environmental Charity, the latter 10 years as a Director. She had always had a keen interest in nature especially small mammals, activities in her own back garden and the surrounding fields inspired her to write the Secret Life of Moles. Any reference to a moles natural behaviour in The Secret Life of Moles is correct according to Liz’s small amount of research. All the drawings were been done by Liz in pencil and ink.

At the age of 68, Liz enjoys hiking, birdwatching anything to do with wildlife. She has done quite a bit of foreign travel, including rain forests, jungles and was fortunate to see a 'tiger' in the wild. Liz retired at 60, previous to this she worked for an environmental charity for 28 years. Mainly involved with operational developments but she does have a background in Human Resources and Employment Law.

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