full color throughout $ 19.95 US / $ 26.95 CAD Hardcover / 8.5 x 11 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4208-3


Torben Kulhmann’s stunningly illustrated, nearly wordless tale offers a fascinating window into an imaginary, yet hauntingly familiar world under our feet, where a mole suddenly recognizes the precarious balance between progress and preservation. Kulhmann’s open ended text encourages thoughtful exploration into possible solutions, and his delightful endpapers depict a montage of solutions that could very well save the moles’ world and ours.

Kuhlmann’s detailed art will pull in readers who like to see how things fit together, while his message is abundantly clear for everyone.
Kirkus Reviews

Explicit in its message. Subtle in its presentation. In short, a beaut.
Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal

[Younger readers]...will be transfixed by the gracefully drafted and soberly colored paintings of the moles, their intricately engineered machines, and their exhausted, poorly-lit world.
Publishers Weekly

  • Foreword INDIES finalist in Picture Books (Children's), 2015