Kids Book Review: Little Mole’s Christmas Gift by Glenys Nellist

Little Mole’s Christmas Gift

Author: Glenys Nellist
Illustrator: Sally Garland
Publisher: Beaming Books (October 6, 2020)
Hardcover, 32 pages
Age Range: Grade 1 – 2


Little Mole fears Christmas is ruined when he gives away pieces of his present for mama to woodland friends in need, but ultimately, Little Mole discovers that his gift of giving was bigger than he ever imagined.

Little Mole’s Christmas Gift is a companion to Nellist’s spring-themed picture book, Little Mole Finds Hope.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is such a sweet book. The illustrations are beautiful, and the balance of words on the page is perfect to keep kids engaged in the story while still giving them time to look at all the gorgeous pictures. It’s a great length for a bedtime story, and has a very cozy feel to it that’s perfect for winter and the holiday season. I love the message that kindness to others is the greatest gift of all.

Guest review by James (age 6):
“I like when they share. I want a super duper soft mushroom for Christmas. If it was raining, like if it was a rainy day on that one, I would just – okay! And be kind.”

Guest review by Link (age 4):
“I loved all the parts. I like the umbrella part.”

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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