‘Little Mole is a Whirlwind,’ by Anna Llenas.

Little Mole is covered in labels: tiring, useless, ADD, loud, wriggly. But who is he really?


From the second Little Mole wakes up, he storms through the burrow like a whirlwind.  Everything’s a distraction. He can’t sit still in class or listen to instructions. No one wants to play with him and Little Mole is sad.

His exhausted parents are at a loss as to what to do to help him. But then they spot a very interesting advert in the newspaper, placed by Serena the Forest Bunny offering creative learning opportunities.  Little Mole’s parents sign him up and wait to see if Serena can help Little Mole find some focus.

I think this book reflects aspects of many children you might meet as a teacher, but it could be especially powerful to use when discussing different learning needs with pupils and staff – one size does not fit all when it comes to the classroom.

As well as being an uplifting story with quirky illustrations, this book may also be useful for families with children who have ADD or ADHD. It would provide the opportunity for a conversation about some of the difficulties a child might be facing at school and provide hope that there are ways to make things easier.

A touching and funny book which addresses the condition of ADHD with a light hand.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Templar Books for sending me this title to review*




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