This title arrived in the ACHUKA domain at the height of the August mid-month storm, which was rather fitting.
I like it a lot. It does something that fewer and fewer picture books seem to do just at the moment – it tells a short story and isn’t afraid to use as many words as are necessary for the telling. It helps that Mole is a poet, so he uses words atmospherically. The illustrations from Chinese artist Oamul Lu support the atmosphere with real charm.