The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse: A book for all agesReading Time: < 1 minute
The mole asks the boy, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
The boy replies, “Kind.”
In the world that we live in, books like Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, help readers in slowing down and focusing on things that really matter — love, acceptance and kindness. This book is like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold rainy evening.
It is hard to come across a book that can speak as much to children as it can to adults. Charlie Mackesy’s book does that. With its serene illustrations and brief but powerful text, Mackesy’s book takes you on a journey of friendship amongst an unlikely group; a boy, a mole, a horse, and a fox. Their friendship is one of comfort, and one friend offers heartwarming answers to the doubts another has. Don’t we all need a friend like that?
The boy is curious. The mole loves cake. The fox is kind. The horse is wise.
It is their journey not in the sense of a beginning and a destination but in the intensity of their bond that grows with every page you turn, one conversation at a time. The simplistic style of storytelling through fragmented dialogues that do not run after a plot almost mimics the way we think. Whether bedtime or through the day, this book on companionship makes a warm companion itself. While we are waiting for things to get better, I recommend you take a journey with this group. It will leave you smiling!
This book is available on Amazon.