Title: Mouse & Mole: Clink, Clank, Clunk! (Mouse & Mole #8)
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: James Mayhew
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Hardback
Description: Mole is full of worries; he worriese that their beloved motorbike might break down, so he takes it to bits to see how it works – just in case. He worries that he might fall off the roof, so he climbs up a tree with Mouse to check it out – just in case. Worst of all, he worries that a frisky fluttery ghost is coming to get him, so he hides under the bed clothes – just in case.
Luckily, kind, sensible Mouse is always around to make everything all right.
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: This is another wonderful book in the Mouse and Mole series with Mole being very worried about a lot of things this time! There are three stories in this book: Clink, Clank, Clunk, Something on the Roof, and A Frisky Fluttery Ghost and each of them is so brilliant and funny with Mole being his usual silly self and Mouse being his more sensible friend. The book is about A4 in size and is filled with thick matt pages of illustrations and some text.
I’ve grown to really love the Mouse and Mole series and this time the stories all centre on Mole being quite worried and scared of a lot of things. There are three stories in the book and each of them is so fun to read. In Clink, Clank, Clunk Mole is worried that something might happen to their motorbike so he decides to take it apart into pieces to see how it works, just in case. Unfortunately putting it back together isn’t as easy as Mole thought, even with Mouse’s help.
In Something on the Roof Mole is worried that he will fall off the roof. Mouse kindly points out that Mole isn’t even on the roof so there’s no danger of him falling, but Mole is scared that he might end up on the roof in one of a number of different ways, so Mouse has to help him understand there’s nothing to be scared of.
In A Frisky Fluttery Ghost, which is my favourite story for how silly things get, Mouse is up early and enjoying the morning sunshine while Mole is still in bed. Mouse decides to make some crispy buttery toast, but Mole doesn’t hear him properly and things he said something about a frisky fluttery ghost. This final tale is so brilliant and silly and I love how confused Mole gets over something as simple as a misheard sentence.
Each story is very fun and as I said the last is my personal favourite although every short tale in the Mouse and Mole series so far that I’ve read is brilliant! Mole is usually the more silly of the two characters, getting confused or in this case more worried than he should. And I love how his friend Mouse is always more sensible helping Mole though his worries and helping every story to end well.
The illustrations are really lovely and make this book so appealing to read. There are illustrations throughout the book which all remind me a bit of the Brambly Hedge books which were my favourite children’s books growing up and I love the way that Mouse, Mole and others are dressed and the lovely end papers in the book on the inside front and back covers which show some lovely portraits of the two characters too.
Overall this is another lovely addition to the Mouse and Mole series and I can’t wait to read more! I really love this set of three stories, the last one in particular being my favourite as things get so silly when Mole is convinced there is a ghost nearby. Every story is a delight to read, so fun to enjoy and I’m sure many children, and adults, will adore these tales! 🙂
What do you think of this book? Have you read any books in the Mouse & Mole series? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂