The Best Gift of All

The Best Gift of All

By Jonathan Emmett; Vanessa Cabban (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763638603, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

Description

The lovable Mole returns in his fourth adventure.

It's cold and blustery outside, and the best place for Mole to be is underground in his burrow. But it's been a long time since he's seen his friend Rabbit, so he tunnels through the ground to see her, meeting his friends Squirrel and Hedgehog along the way. When they find Rabbit under the weather with a terrible cold, Squirrel and Hedgehog give their friend gifts. Mole worries that he has nothing to offer, until Rabbit points out that he has brought her the very best gift of all — his friendship.



About the Author
Jonathan Emmett is the author of A Turtle in the Toilet and A Mouse in the Marmalade, both illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church. He lives in Nottingham, England, with his family.

Vanessa Cabban has written and illustrated several books for children, including BERTIE AND SMALL AND THE BRAVE SEA JOURNEY and BERTIE AND SMALL ANDTHE FAST BIKE RIDE. She is also the illustrator of DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME by Carole Lexa Schaefer. She says, "Mole's story touched me because he takes on an enormous task and triumphs in his own way. I wanted him to be a role model we can all love and relate to."