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The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business [Paperback]

Werner Holzwarth , Wolf Erlbruch
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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15 Sep 1994
Popular among both adults and children, 'The Story of the Little Mole' follows the quest of a mole as he tries to find out who "did their business" on his head. "Quite simply the funniest book you are ever likely to read (as long as you are not easily offended that is!). Perfect for children of course, but if you are stuck for gift ideas for the adults in your life you may need to look no further." - Susan Harrison, amazon.co.uk


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  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books (15 Sep 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856021017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856021012
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Age 3 and over

. The Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business is, quite simply, one of the funniest books you are ever likely to read (as long as you are not easily offended, that is!), with its unusual take on a natural bodily function combined with a simple tale of nature and discovery.

When the little mole of the title discovers a pile of, well, pooh, on his head, he is absolutely certain that it doesn't belong to him, but sets out on a mission to discover who exactly the culprit really is. His investigation takes him into the world of many animals, as he wanders and compares the pile on his head to the piles that animals leave behind them.

Outrageously funny, this cracking little book is an absolute delight and not only gives children the chance to talk about one of their favourite topics for discussion, but is also an intriguing way of introducing the idea of a nature trail, taking them on a trip that will leave them both laughing and learning.

Perfect for children,of course, but if you are stuck for gift ideas for the adults in your life you may need to look no further. --Susan Harrison

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A phenomenal success since its UK publication in 1964, The Story of the Little Mole has delighted children and adults alike. This new board book edition will add to this already sizeable audience. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story but beware of book size. 21 Jun 2006
Format:Hardcover
I ordered this hardback edition as I read to groups of children and wanted something a bit sturdy. The hardback is sturdy enough ..... it is just very small about 6 inch by 4 inch. This is no good for groups who need to see the pictures as well. My suggestion is to buy the paperback as this is very big and you can see good pictures of poo!

Kids love this book! It is short, funny and has some good pictures. 5 stars for content. 0 stars for hardback size that was not described in the advert.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why do kids love this? 24 Aug 2006
Format:Paperback
Because kids like poo. I'm sorry to be crass about it, but it's true. Children are at the stage when they are exploring the world and everything in it, and things that are disgusting to adults are particularly fascinating (especially to boys). I've read this to my class and it's sparked many fun discussions and loads of laughter, and they've asked for it again and again.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now I get it! 13 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I first saw this book as a childless person while browsing for a gift for a friend's child. I pointed it out to my husband and we both agreed it was gross and no way if we ever had a child would we be buying this!
Then we had our son and received it as a gift. It sat on the bookshelf for two years because I was too embarrassed to give it away to a charity shop.
Then came potty training and my son developed a HUGE fear of pooing on the potty. Poo became a distressing issue for him.
One day I returned from a trip to the shops to find a happy, smiley toddler and an equally happy smiley Daddy who'd finally discovered the merits of the funny and gross little book about poo. It didn't cure our son overnight but very quickly poo had become something funny and therefore not scary any more.
To the lady who thought she might be missing something...you are; you're missing a potty training toddler with a fear of the world dropping out of their bottom! Once your little one begins to potty train it might all make a lot more sense. This is from someone who never thought her first review on Amazon would be on a disgusting little book aout poo.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet sweet revenge! 26 Nov 2003
By culaina
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book for my class of 4 year olds and it has since become their favourite book. The children are fascinated by the little mole's journey through the book, comparing the poo on his head with theirs.
Reading the book with the children sparked an impromptu discussion about other types of poo. They were also very interested in what each animal ate to make their poo look the way it did. There was also plenty of discusson about they would do if it happened to them.
I have had visits from many parents thanking me for introducing the book to them...
A brilliant book, one which I have since received as a Christmas present and enjoyed thoroughly.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book 2 Dec 2005
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
My daughter and i laughed aloud while reading this book together, she even took it into school for the teacher to read to the class, they loved it to. I have told so many friends to buy this book, its well worth it for the time spent laughing with your children.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly fantastic 10 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is great. I am a childcare profesional and I bought this book for my nephew after seeing it at an exhibition. His Dad loves it too! Yes, the story line is a touch disgusting but most children love that. Also all my friends read it before I gave it away and they were so taken with it some have bought it for themselves...and these guys are graduates! If you're looking for educational go elsewhere, if you're easily offended then look elsewhere. If you want a laugh with your kids then this is the book for you
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now we know all about doing the business! 16 Mar 2004
Format:Paperback
This is a hilarious tale of a mole who was in the wrong place at the wrong time!. Reading this book for the first time to my sons on a train full of commuters at rush hour demonstrated how much people listen in to other children's bed time stories AND enjoy them! Not only did we laugh out loud, a number of eavesdroppers did too. A must for all children (and adults) who find poo humour rib-tickling!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha 11 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
One of the funniest children's books ever written.
If you have a child aged 2 - 92 and they have a sense of humour (or you'd like them to develop one) then buy this book!!
How the illustrator manages to put so much expression into such a seemingly simply-drawn character beats me.
Naughty yet nice.
The mole is fab, long live the mole.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
A book about poo... Its funny but not that funny!
Published 11 hours ago by Sara-Jane Quinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Every child should read this.
Published 22 days ago by julia brockway
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
hilarious for those with toilet humour!
Published 25 days ago by Kate Verrall
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant story, more for the age when a soft ...
Just had to buy each group of grandchildren their own after I found a copy in German at one of their homes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A M Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
so funny, little ones love it
Published 1 month ago by Katharine Hughes-Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the business
just the picture on the front made me laugh. The children think it very funny. Mole asks each animal in turn who did this on his head! Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great value, my son loves this book, and its a great way to teach kids about animal poo!!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book
I bought this for my daughter who is 26, it is a funny book suitable for all ages, children will love it as well as adults with a sense of humour
Published 1 month ago by Carole
4.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre!
Very strange story, and it's about exactly what you think it's about. This would be a great book to read to small children when they are of that age when bodily functions are... Read more
Published 2 months ago by P. W. H. Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
A bit of a boy pleaser. Brilliantly funny (if you're in infant school). Lovely pictures. Very enjoyable. Came quickly well packed
Published 2 months ago by sr27
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