Rock 'n' Roll Mole (Hardcover)

By Carolyn Crimi, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)

Dial Books for Young Readers, 9780803731660, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Mole has a rock 'n' roll soul. He wears a leather jacket (even in summer) and shades (even at night), and he can strut just like his idol, Mick Badger. But then Mole's friend Pig plans a talent show and, to everyone's shock, Mole refuses to play. He's a rock star, see-just as long as no one's watching. The night of the big show, Pig is ready for his sizzling dance number, but wait-his iPod's broken Can Mole step up and save his friend's rep, or will the bright lights and big crowds make him shake in his shades?

This tale of loyalty and self-esteem crackles with rockin' comedy for every generation-perfect for every kid, and their parents and grandparents.

About the Author

Carolyn Crimi lives in Evanston, Illinois. Lynn Munsinger is the bestselling illustrator of The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, What Mommies Do Best / What Daddies Do Best, Wodney Wat, and Tacky the Penguin. She spends her winters in Vermont and her summers in Boston, Massachusetts.

Praise For Rock 'n' Roll Mole

“Crimi’s lively, read-aloud-friendly text has a contemporary, lighthearted flair while Munsinger’s typically expressive animal characters will delight children.”

“When a friend’s in need, sometimes it does come down to 'Just do it,' as one little mole learns. That’s the big-hearted, selfless message in Crimi’s tale of Mole, the budding rock star. . . . [Munsinger’s] illustrations show their usual bonhomie, but they are also warm as a nest, somewhere to soothe worries away. It may not be, as Mole says at the end, 'pure platinum,' but it's not too far off."

“Readers will finish the book ready to put their hands in the air—and then give the entire cast a big hug.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Children will identify with Mole’s anxiety and cheer for his rockin’ success.”
-School Library Journal

“It’s not often you find a book that will satisfy both young Guitar Hero fans with dreams of stardom and lovers of adorable animals who wear clothes—this one just might.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children���s Books

“A charming and funny story of loyalty, friendship and facing your fears, Rock ‘n’ role Mole delivers in every regard.”
-Orland Press Register