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Title:
The mole sisters and the cool breeze
Author:
Schwartz, Roslyn.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Annick Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
29 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.2 0.5 60549.
ISBN:
9781550377712

9781550377705
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

It is a very hot day and the Mole Sisters need a nice cool breeze. They start to fan themselves. Then a dandelion pipes up that he's hot too! Soon all the other dandelions want to be fanned as well. Now the Mole Sisters are covered in dandelion fluff ... until a nice cool breeze comes along. "It's just what we needed." Swoosh, swoosh. "A nice cool breeze!"


Author Notes

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.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS^-K. For the Mole sisters, anything can become a fun adventure with a little imagination. In Cool Breeze, the moles long for relief from the heat. Fortunately, a dandelion's leaf makes a fabulous fan: "Swoosh swoosh." Soon, swooshing is everywhere, with comical and cooling results. In Question the moles ponder the problem, "Who are we?" and set off to find out. Are they fish? they wonder. Fish live in water. Are they snails? "Snails live alone. We could never do that." Finally they reach a satisfying conclusion: they're "mole sisters, of course!" Simple, succinct text incorporates child-friendly vocabulary and humor, and the whimsical colored-pencil art portrays the cute, expressive sisters engaged in activities children will recognize. The sisters' curiosity, playfulness, delight in little things--and in each other--continue to make these small, square books big in terms of charm and child appeal. --Shelle Rosenfeld


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-These petite, square-shaped books have bland, pastel-colored artwork and disappointing stories. Cool Breeze finds the sisters fending off the heat by fanning themselves with leaves. When the surrounding dandelions wish to be fanned as well, their seeds blow off and cover the Mole Sisters, who are then in need of a cool breeze. And one does indeed spring up, enabling them to run off to fly a kite. The slight story and indistinguishable characters will disappoint all but the most hardened fans of this series. Question finds the moles wondering what type of animal they are. They decide that they're not fish, since they don't live in the water. They cannot be birds, since they don't fly. And they can't be snails, since snails live alone. Giggling, they decide that they are the mole sisters, of course. "And that was enough thinking for one day." The plot is not funny or original. Moreover, since the sisters walk on two legs and don't act or look much like moles, the whole exercise seems beside the point.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.