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What a Treasure!
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39. What a Treasure! (Holiday House, 2006)
Jane Hillenbrand & Will Hillenbrand
(Preschool-Grade 1)

Mole digs with his new shovel, finding useful things for the other animals and a new friend for himself.

“This simply told story has what it takes to entertain the youngest story-time audience: eye-catching illustrations; a straightforward, good-natured narrative with some well-placed repetition; lots of digging; and a gratifying ending- plus the bonus of an older sibling (gently) proven wrong.”

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“[The] mixed-media artwork exudes a lighthearted tone via boldly outlined shapes and sweetly anthropomorphized characters. The varying textures and hues in [Hillenbrand’s] palette add depth and suffuse the proceedings with a happy glow.”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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