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Rock 'n' roll Mole

by Crimi, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
Mole has a rock 'n' roll soul. He wears a leather jacket (even in summer) and shades (even at night), and he can strut just like his idol, Mick Badger. But then Mole's friend Pig plans a talent show and, to everyone's shock, Mole refuses to play. He's a rock star, see-just as long as no one's watching. The night of the big show, Pig is ready for his sizzling dance number, but wait-his iPod's broken! Can Mole step up and save his friend's rep, or will the bright lights and big crowds make him shake in his shades?

This tale of loyalty and self-esteem crackles with rockin' comedy for every generation-perfect for every kid, and their parents and grandparents
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Clad in an ever-present black-leather jacket and shades, Mole is one cool rocker; he even has groupie chicks and admiring classmates at school. However, unbeknownst to all except best friend Pig Mole is frightened of performing for others and can only play guitar and sing in private. Pig suggests a talent show to help his friend and gets reluctant Mole on board. But while home practicing, Mole's nerves supersede his resolve, and he quits the show and ditches his shades and jacket. Then, on show day, a snafu leaves Pig sans music, and Mole finally musters the courage and confidence to unleash his rock 'n' roll soul, bringing good times for all including himself. Crimi's lively, read-aloud-friendly text has a contemporary, lighthearted flair, while Munsinger's typically expressive animal characters will delight children, from dance-move-busting Pig to ultimately super-sonic, groovelicious rock star Mole. An entertaining story that sympathetically depicts the challenges of facing and overcoming fears.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mole has a leather jacket and shades, a classic bad boy strut, and a trio of groupies. But he's no poseur. As Crimi (Principal Fred Won't Go to Bed) writes, "He had a rock-and-roll soul" and is a talented guitarist. Trouble is, no one's heard him play except for his best friend Pig-because Mole also suffers from paralyzing stage fright. Can Mole overcome his fears and help Pig, a dancer and budding impresario, pull off the most awesome talent show ever? The answer is never in doubt, but with two veteran collaborators in charge, it doesn't matter. Crimi manages an evenhanded, almost reportorial tone while rocking the rocker's emotional vocabulary ("Mole cranked. He burned. He scorched the stage with his fierce, funky sounds"); as a result, her text never feels like it's trying too hard to be cool. As always, Munsinger (the Jellybeans series) beautifully conveys the all-too-human vulnerability and yearning for connection that animate her anthropomorphized characters. Readers will finish the book ready to put their hands in the air-and then give the entire cast a big hug. Ages 3-5. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Musicians -- Juvenile fiction.
Rock music -- Juvenile fiction.
Stage fright -- Juvenile fiction.
Talent shows -- Juvenile fiction.
Moles (Animals) -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Musicians -- Fiction.
Rock music -- Fiction.
Stage fright -- Fiction.
Talent shows -- Fiction.
Moles (Animals) -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2011
Other Titles Rock and roll Mole
Contributors Munsinger, Lynn.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780803731660 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0803731663 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
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