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Dig Hole, Soft Mole - Illustrated by Laura Regan
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Dig Hole, Soft Mole

Written by Carolyn Lesser
Illustrated by Laura Regan
Harcourt Brace & Company
Artwork from this book was selected by the Society of Illustrators 
for display in the "Original Art 1996" exhibit in New York
Artwork © 1996 Laura Regan 
From Publisher's Weekly:

Dense, tactile rhyming couplets and serene paintings transport readers through the twin worlds of the star-nosed mole, which flourishes in water as well as in ground. While Mole may travel nearly blind, readers' eyes will feast on Regan's(Sun song, Welcome to the Green House) softly textured, pristinely composed oiland gouache illustrations. Mole visits, variously, a lumpy, purplish-brown tunnel,where spooky bulb roots drape the ceilings ("Starry nose feels and goes./ Hidden ears hear wood frog toes"); murky-blue water, where snails sway on leafy pondweed("Pulling feet, sculling tail,/Furry boat without a sail"); daylit marsh with "twiggy domes"and cattails, muskrats and blackbirds; and indigo night, where white water lilies shine and a "ghostly swan" drifts. this lyrical, read-aloud romance will endear Mole and hisunderworld to children."