A Story to Help Children Build Self-Esteem

Molly is a mole with many friends, including a deer, a butterfly, and an owl. Sometimes Molly feels sad because she doesn’t look the same as her friends, and feels very different to them. By helping each of them out with a task, Molly learns that her friends love her for the amazing qualities that are unique just to her.

Molly the Mole addresses the difference between the way we perceive ourselves and the way our friends and family perceive us. Molly learns the importance of being kind and patient with others, and that everyone is special in their own way.

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“A charming and engaging story to help young children be themselves, believe in themselves, and be proud.”
– Kate Collins-Donnelly, author of the Starving the Gremlin and Banish the Thief series

“It’s a very sweet story that covers important topics like how it’s important to be a good friend, to be proud of who you are and that it’s the inside that counts.The illustrations are cute and I love that they are hand-drawn. Most children’s books nowadays seem to be illustrated digitally. That can look great too, of course, but it’s nice to see more traditionally made illustrations that often have more character.”
— Blog review by A Mum Reviews

“The story of Molly is one of compassion, friendship and acceptance. It deals with feelings of inadequacy and difference, and builds self esteem and self worth. The writing is suitable for younger readers to read aloud, or could be read to them by older friends or carers as the message is universal.This is an essential book for your little ones bookshelf.”
— Amazon review by Cappy

“A fabulous story with a very important message. Written in a way that makes it easy for children to understand that everyone is different and that that is OK! Beautiful, vivid and unique illustrations really make this story come alive!”
— Amazon review by Danielle Cowley

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