Mole in a Black & White Hole

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Release Date: 
March 2, 2021
Publisher/Imprint: 
Thames & Hudson
Pages: 
32
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“Mole in a Black & White Hole teaches us that if we can get out of our comfort zone we might be surprised at the wonders around us. A nice book with a great lesson.

In Tereza Sediva’s book, Mole in a Black & White Hole, we are introduced to a solitary mole living in a hole beneath the ground. Mole’s home is cold, damp, and dark and would be terribly lonely if not for his friend, Radish, who hangs from the ceiling. Although Radish also lives in this dank dark hole, he is lucky enough to also live partially above ground where he waves his green leafy bits and appreciates the colorful life above.

Mole is urged by Radish to dig a tunnel and find out for himself how glorious the world above is, but just the thought makes him fearful, so he remains in the darkness.

One day, Radish is “picked” from the garden, leaving a hole in Mole’s ceiling and also in his heart as he grieves for the loss of his friend—the only color he’d ever known. It is then that Mole remembers what Radish always said. “There is so much color and so much life to be found. But to find it, you must search for it.” Mole in a Black & White Hole teaches us that if we can get out of our comfort zone we might be surprised at the wonders around us.

The book is printed in a landscape format and the upper pages showcase the beauty above ground and the bottom pages reveal the stark contrast of Mole’s dark underground world.