Book Review—Little Mole’s Christmas Gift

Little Mole has found a mushroom as big as he is—the perfect Christmas gift for his mother. But as he drags the mushroom home, Little Mole encounters several friends in need of help that he can give. What will he do?

Little Squirrel is hungry, Little Mouse needs a pillow so he can sleep, and Little Chipmunk needs protection from the winter storm beginning to blow. Little Mole uses his mushroom to help each one, but then he’s left with just a piece of stem.

On Christmas, Mother is grateful for her piece of the big mushroom but, she declares, her best Christmas present ever is the kindness Little Mole showed to those he helped.


My own bias against moles—ugh!—and moles in picture books (no matter how cute they are) prevent me from being super enthusiastic about this book. But fans of Little Mole (from Little Mole Finds Hope), and parents wanting to emphasize kindness and giving at Christmas, should be pleased with this new Christmas story.

Little Mole’s Christmas Gift
written by Glenys Nellist, illustrated by Sally Garland
published by Beaming Books (2020)
hardcover picture book, 32 pages, 9.25 x 0.25 x 9.25 inches

Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,

– Diane

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