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Mole’s Sunrise

Written by Jeanne Willis

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The Edward and Dorothy Cadbury Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Mole thought he would never see the sunrise but when his friends show it to him it is more beautiful than he could have imagined.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello my name is Jim and we're going to read a book together. It's called Mole's Sunrise. The story is a tale of friendship and how we can help one another appreciate the world around us.
Mole has velvety black fur, over which he's wearing a smart white waistcoat. Vole has brown fur and a fluffy white tummy.
Can you feel one long line going all the way down on the left hand side of his body? (Short Pause) This is where his fur goes from white on his front to brown on his back. (Short Pause)
This is another double page; similar to the first one but now we're closer to Mole's front door. Mole has come outside and is talking to Vole on the front path. The glow from the stove is casting a golden light on their fur. As Vole's turned round he's shown us that he's white all up his middle and has little pink ears. He's looking very excited. His mouth is wide open and there's light gleaming in his eye. Mole has taken off the napkin and is holding it in the strong claws of his front paw. Even though his breakfast is still cooking on the stove, he looks as if he's ready to leave it and join Vole on his adventure.
Have you learnt any new words in this story and audio description? If so which ones? Perhaps practise using them when you're talking to your friends and family.
Why don't you have a go at painting with watercolours it's great fun and a bit messy! Perhaps you could paint your own sunrise using the colours I've described. It will be lots of fun and I hope you enjoy it.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Mole, Vole and bluebells
Mole’s Hole
Woodland creatures on log watching sunrise

What our members say

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A Delight The book is a delight and the audio commentary by Jim Broadbent inspired. Library Member
Beautiful What a beautiful book, written with feeling and insight. Library Member
A great time The kids all loved the book and interestingly the story of Mole lead to a bit of a discussion about sight, which was a good thing. The children all liked the raised images Library Member
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