Wonder Mole’s Scent Costume Party by Pato Mena is, quite frankly, one of the funniest children’s books I’ve had the pleasure to read. Thoroughly goofy in both illustrations and storytelling, the story seeks to educate young children about moles and weasels in a small way while simultaneously telling an incredibly amusing tale. I already know that my niece would just adore this tale.
The basic premise of this story is that wonder mole is holding a costume party. Now that alone sounds somewhat odd since moles are basically blind and instead of seeing typically use their noses to get around, find food, and live. So, a costume party for moles involves scent costumes wherein the moles dress up by making themselves smell like other animals. Enter the weasel.
Wesel is hungry and eager to gobble up a few of the moles for his dinner. Cleverly, it seems that the moles’ costume party provides the perfect opportunity to infiltrate and find himself some dinner. Of course, as it turns out, the weasel is a little bit in over his head with this one.
With absolutely beautiful illustrations and an intriguing story with a twist at the end, I think this book is a magnificent one to add to your child’s book collection. I had a lot of fun reading it and I know for a fact that this book will appeal to a great number of young kids, especially if they’re fond of animals and seeing the sneaky ones try and fail to make others a part of their meal.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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