Ugh they loved Lindbergh The Tale f a Flying Mouse and Armstrong The Adventerous Journey Of A Mouse To The Moon I a Mouse to the Moon I highly recommend both for the creativity and universal appeal This Man Behind the Facade one with its important message failed to capture the audience at my house 25 stars Cautionary tales for kids who can t do a darn thing about theriginal problem It s sort Captive in the Millionaires Castle of a subgenref its very Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein own As I hold this lovely little book Moletown in my hands I am transported back in time to the moment I first encountered The Lorax by Dr Seuss A childf the 80s my youth was a time when scaring kids straight was an accepted educational techniue utilized in everything from
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO SAYING NO TO protection to saying no to The film version The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding of The Lorax bore thisut and gave me some nice little bite sized psychological scars for years to come These days we don t usually go in for the whole learning through fear techniue Even picture books that sport a message are prone to be mildly sad than anything else What makes Moletown so very interesting then is its inclination to tap into popular tropes in Must Like Kids ourwn history then turn them ever so gently Rugrats And Rawhide on their heads The end result is a book where you might easily lose sightf the bigger picture until that final moment when everything becomes horribly clear The story Crven Ban of Moletown began many years ago A single solitary mole moves beneath a meadow to live Not long thereafter he s joined byther moles And Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, over time life underground changed Beforeur eyes we see it We see the vast construction projects taking place to make Moletown a livable community We see the population explosion the increased technological advances and different transportation models Life becomes busier for the moles while utside in the meadow nature is taking a severe hit The green is close to disappearing altogether but turn to the last pages in the book and there we see evidence not just f change but A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow of the moles as a whole takingn the responsibility The Tiny Journalist of their newly green again meadowlands Kuhlmann initially burst upon the American picture book scene with the highly detailed Lindbergh a storyf a mouse with a yen for flight A little bit The Arrival a little bit An American Tale and a little bit steampunk via Beatrix Potter it was his hyper realistic animals placed in extraordinary circumstances that stayed with young readers In Moletown that level Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, of detail and attention is there but the moles have a far cartoonish feel to them This is not to say that they don t look like moles every inchf them Yet Kuhlmann has simplified his hyper realistic renderings Commitment of animals and traded that attention in for set designs and landscapes Here he plays with perspective plunging us down into the heartf the moles mining Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, operation the scaffolding twisting around and around down and down Sharp eyed spotters will notether spreads where the stop signs are shaped like mole claws and the trains go vertically as well as horizontally The details are there to an elegant degree but the feel is different from Lindbergh certainly as is the length Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes of the piece Onef the most amazing aspects The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite of the book is the sensef time passing In the early days Alessandros Prize of Moletown you see the immigrants arriving looking very much like the European immigrantsf the late 19th century As time passes you see moles in Wright Brothers era caps trench coats and fedoras f the 40s a possible homage to the MTV image f the 80s complete with Nintendo video game remotes and finally the iPods and wind farms f the current age Many European artists find it difficult to break into the American market due to the fact that their art contains a distinctly foreign feel Kuhlmann s advantage here is that while it is easy enough to believe that the images in this Where a mole suddenly recognizes the precarious balance between progress and preservation But is it too lateKulhmann's pen ended text encourages thoug.
Torben Kuhlmann Ô 2 ReviewThis would not be the first nor the tenth book I would use to have a conversation with a child about the environment and the impact humans are having n it I wouldn t avoid it altogether but its message is so suddenly bleak and if you don t look at the inside back cover page you will miss the tiny versimplified glimmer Turning the Good Girl Bad of hope The risef a mole metropolis underground takes an environmental toll A stunningly illustrated cautionary tale Another stunningly illustrated this time wordless picture book from rising star and 2015 Golden Island prize winner MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. of Nami Concours Torben Kuhlmann His detail and vis Nearly wordless the mole society in this book makes tonsf progress but at what costThis is going to be a fantastic book to read along with The Lorax Ravished by Desire or The Little House The illustrations are so rich I think I d like multiple copies so kids can porever the details I would like to thank Netgalley NorthSouth Books and the author Torben Kuhlmann for a free digital copy A Call To Joy of this book in exchange for my honestpinionIt is hard to rate this book as it has almost no text but the pictures are amazing and the idea is something a lot Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai of people are trying to shoutut to the world it is The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim of course about progress moles make and its impactn environmentThis is a little children s book which has pictures than actual text and I think is a perfect way for parents to interact with their children explain what is happening in the book and compare it to their lives It is an retelling The Bridesmaids Proposal of something we ve all seen and see still everyday it shows the steps that are taken to make humans in this case moles comfortable and happy at the same time sacrificing the environmentIt somewhat made me thinkf Animal Farm that is about politics and human nature which is important now as well but it never talks about the big environmental issue which now is a huge problem I loved the illustrations just wow loved the message and the most Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, of all loved how parents would have to interact and explain the book to their child which means that perhaps parents could get the message as well Full review The fabulously talented Torben Kuhlmann the German authorillustrator who made his debut with Lindbergh The Talef a Flying Mouse returns with this second picture book an almost wordless history Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of the developmentf Moletown Founded when ne mole moves in underneath a green meadow the settlement soon grows becoming ever
Complex And Developed The Surface Soon Showsand developed The surface soon shows result f this underground urban sprawl with Relentless (In Too Deep only a tiny patchf green grass leftOriginally published in German as Maulwurfstadt this gorgeously illustrated cautionary tale doesn t really cover any new ground when it comes to its ecological message about the dangers Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze ofverdevelopment Dr Seuss s The Lorax and Bill Peet s The Wump World have been around for many decades and impart the same message What makes Moletown stand Cracking the Coding Interview out is Kuhlmann s beautiful artwork and the fact that hisverdeveloping society is made up Hidden Potential of moles There isn t much text herenly a few pages have any words at all but the illustrations are than capable Gravity Is the Thing of carrying the story Recommended to fansf Kuhlmann s artwork in whose number I now count myself
to young who enjoy animal fiction Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley I never really thought about moles much until I read William Horwood s Book Contract Law Directions of Silence Trilogy and his Duncton Chronicles t Moletown manages to make its case by employing very few words the industrializationf Moletown has had a devastating impact Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie on the environment and the moles seem stuck in a cyclef working and watching tv Hmmmm Torben Kuhlmann is a brilliant illustrator but I found this book to be very dark literally and depressing My kids really didn t care for this tho. Torben Kulhmann's stunningly illustrated nearly wordless tale Remarkables offers a fascinating window into an imaginary yet hauntingly familiar world underur feet. Tory Citizen Outlaw originated in Germany there is nothing distinctlyther about the book at first It s A Pimps Life only with multiple readings that you begin to notice the elements that probably could not have begun here in the States For example in thanne instance you ll see a mole smoking *This Is By No *is by no the focus Gigolos Get Lonely Too of the book and you would have to look somewhat hard to find such moments but I have seen American parents go ballisticver far lesser crimes in picture book illustration so I ve no doubt the A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, occasional library patron will become incensedver what they believe to be the promotion Temptation (The Hunted of cigarettes Other hints that the book is German Well I could be wrong but this may well be thenly picture book you ll find n the market today containing a two page spread dedicated to accountancy One interesting thing about the book is the fact that the ending that we so deeply desire is embedded not in the book itself but in its endpapers The final text in the book reads Many generations later the moles green meadow had completely disappeared Almost Turn the page and rather than provide a verbal explanation the book gives us a glimpse f a series Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl of photographs alongside an article from The Moletown Times which reads Agreementn Green The pictures show steps taken to preserve the environment and restore the meadow I didn t mind this method Unbound of summing up the steps taken to correct the past Yet interesting to me by far was how the book lets the reader reach theirwn slow realization that the seemingly inevitable trudge An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of technological advances and population increases are in fact detrimental That picture at the beginningf the book Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of the immigrants arriving in Moletown to an American reader strikes you as a symbolf freedom from Everlost (Skinjacker, oppression and hardship And because Kuhlmann keeps the book almost entirely wordless from start to finish the glimpsesf the meadow in its downward slide towards decay are shown without commentary It s up to the reader to realize that something has gone very wrong How many will actually make that leap will be interesting to see Finding books to compare this The Lennon Prophecy one to can be difficult Theverall feeling I got was like the Japonia w sześciu smakach one in The Rabbits by John Marsden But where that was a storyf a culture beingand to young
Systematically Destroyed This Has Adestroyed this has a if no less destructive feel The Lorax hits the same environmental notes but Moletown is the subtler Aqidah Islam of the two since it makes the reader implicit in the enjoymentne derives from Moletown s culture and from the fact that it s a world that feels very much like Tank! ourwn The best way to describe the story is to say that it s a combination Geek Feminist Revolution of the two with a hopeful endnote all itswn Like all imports it runs its greatest risk in becomes a forgotten piece since it can t win many Lucky Luciano ofur American children s book awards That said I have faith that teachers parents and students will find in it a new approach to tackling the tricky subject A Reader& of mass consumption vs environmental action Explicit in its message Subtle in its presentation In short a beautFor ages 4 6 A surrealist picture book almost without words about the foundation and developmentf a mole city it s a bit like John Marsden s The Rabbits and a bit like JG Ballard s Billennium but has a style all its The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness own There is a beautiful animated trailer version hereA remarkably apposite passage from Pynchon s Against the Day which I came across a couplef days laterIn the center Churchill of town some huge underground construction venture was in progress citizens stoodn Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 overpasses and catwalks gazing downn concrete pits full Jean-Paul Sartre of steam machinery draft animals and debris When asked its purpose they frowned puzzled as if they had not uite heard the visitors Home some said it s home Where is home where you come from. Htful exploration into possible solutions and his delightful endpapers depict a montagef solutions that could very well save the moles' world and urs. ,