Mole Is Not Alone


Product Details

$18.99  $17.66
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
11.2 X 8.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.98 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Maya Tatsukawa is a children's book author, illustrator and designer residing just out of Boston. When she's not designing, illustrating, or thinking about children's books, you can find her baking desserts, eating ice cream, or searching for the perfect scone. She is the author and illustrator of Sunday Pancakes and The Bear in My Family.


★ "Sweet and cozy--much like the cream puffs Mole makes--Mole Is Not Alone lends itself well to both storytime read-alouds and quiet snuggles before bed. Fans of Yeorim Yoon and Jian Kim's It's OK, Slow Lizard and Cori Doerrfeld's The Rabbit Listened will want to add this to their shelves." -- BookPage, starred review

★ "Soft, muted artwork depicts an utterly cozy and enchanting world. . . . Mole's self-talk is endearing and all-too relatable. Ultimately, Tatsukawa brings this tale to satisfying conclusion that lets young introverts know they can have fun on their own terms."-- Kirkus, starred review

★ "...a story about anticipatory worry that ends not with forced revelry, but with a "Maybe... next time?" and gentle camaraderie found." - Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Tatsukawa's adorable illustrations . . . would be at home on any nursery blanket, making the story's handling of social anxiety feel comforting and reassuring." -- Booklist

"Tatsukawa creates art that is as gentle as the story, with soft, muted tones in greens, browns, and blacks, clean stenciled lines, and stamp-like smudgy textures. The tunnels Mole traverses are cleverly set up to function like comic book panels, and all text is in speech bubbles, making this easy for youngsters to try to read on their own." -- BCCB

"Tatsukawa's beautiful pastel illustration create a whimsical feel; kids will delight in the many details in the pictures. . . . This sensitive story will delight party lovers and those with social anxiety alike--a charming addition to the SEL shelves." --SLJ