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The Mole Sisters and Blue Egg

Press:Firefly Books Ltd Annick Press (September 1, 2001)
Author Name:Schwartz, Roslyn


The Mole Sisters are looking for something special. 
They venture into a hollow tree and follow a long staircase up, up, up.
The Sisters go out on a limb to play in a bird’s nest and then back down again.When they spy a beautiful blue egg, they know they have found a new treasure.


From the very opening line, the optimism of the sisters is readily apparent. 
The positive mood and upbeat language continue throughout the short stories.
The characters are likeable because they are confident yet caring...
The series is definitely geared to young readers.
The small size of the books (6" x 6") and the even tinier illustrations (3" x 2.5") make them far better suited for lap reading than group story-times.
Minimal text is used on each page (sometimes a single word), and the action moves very quickly.
Schwartz's illustrations actually tell the tale.
The blended colours and many details in her drawings are very appealing.
Preschoolers will enjoy these mini-adventures.
The stories end on a positive note, emphasizing their message that life is wonderful when shared with a friend.
(Lisa Sykes Canadian Materials 2002-02-01)

About the Author

Roslyn Schwartz has lived in many places, including London, Paris, and San Francisco; she currently resides in Montreal. 
Roslyn is the author and illustrator of the first six popular Mole Sisters books as well as a new picture book for toddlers, Yo Baby!.
She has also worked on animated films.


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  •     Review of The Mole Sisters and the Blue Egg by Roslyn Schwartz5 starsA truly delightful short picture book tale, lavishly and lovingly illustrated, which will entice children and the elders who read to them. Two sisters, the Mole Sisters, are exploratory and adventurous. As they say, "you never know till you try--" and "try what?" is the premise of their tale.This is a lovely book for parents, grands, and caregivers to read to very young children, and for early readers to peruse for themselves.I reviewed a complimentary ebook copy in return for my fair and impartial review.

  •     I'm not sure how I managed to spend ten years as a daycare teacher (and now three years as a mom) without having any Mole Sisters books. They're lovely! This one, originally published in 2001, has been published as an ebook by Open Road. I'm not sure what kinds of devices people typically read children's picture books on (iPads, I'm assuming?) but I read this on the desktop and it was very nice. But the pages have a lot of white space with just a small illustration in the middle and a little bit of text, which makes them visually appealing as a large paperback but may make them difficult to view on a smaller reader. Personally, I'd stick with the print edition. I mean, I prefer print to ebooks anyway, especially for children's books, but particularly in this case.But definitely check out the book (in whichever form you choose). If you're not familiar with them, the Mole Sisters are amiable adventurers, unafraid to explore even the highest heights in the interest of "just seeing what they can see." Very adventurous indeed for subterranean creatures!Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book free from the publisher from NetGalley. I was not obliged to write a favourable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.


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