Marry Me, Mole?

Illustrator: Susan Varley

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

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Age 3+

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Mole loves Bird and Bird loves Mole, but can they make their love work?

From award-winning author and illustrator Jeanne Willis and Susan Varley comes this brave look at why being in love doesn't always mean choosing to be together.

"Mole, why won't you marry me?" sang a lonely bird in the maple tree.

Bird and Mole are in love. Mole lives underground and loves to be in the dark under his hill, but Bird lives in the trees and loves to be high up in the sky... so when Bird asks Mole to marry him, will they be able to make it work? Will love be enough?


Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen at the age of 21, and has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle.

Susan Varley is an award-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts that deals with grief, is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.


Perfectly-pitched and a joy to read aloud.


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