Dan Yaccarino | The Children’s Book Review | July 7, 2017
Get to know Morris Mole from Dan Yaccarino’s picture book Morris Mole, a heartwarming tale about finding your own courage.
The Children’s Book Review: What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Morris Mole: My growling stomach! I’m always hungry when I wake up.
I see you have a bag with you. Will you tell us what you keep inside of it?
I always have a book with me. I love to read and learn about new things. I also have a snack or two!
Are you hungry right now? Can we fix you anything to eat? Maybe we could make you your favorite dish?
Yes! I’m starved. I’d love a big big bowl of grubs and worms, but if you don’t have any, then a peanut butter and jelly sandwich will do.
How much do you like to read?
I LOVE to read. I read every day. Sometimes I’ll read 2 or even 3 books a day.
Do you have a favorite song?
My favorite song is Happy Birthday because sometimes when I hear it, it’s my birthday.
Are you a rule follower or rule breaker?
I try my best to be a rule follower, but sometimes you have to break the rules just a little bit.
When was the last time you felt embarrassed?
I felt embarrassed when I got a whole stack of books off the shelves of the library and I realized I forgot my library card!
If you weren’t answering the questions in this interview right now, what would you be doing?
I would probably be digging somewhere.
Do you have any secrets you would like to share with us before you go?
Sometimes I sleep with a book under my pillow.
Written and Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Publisher’s Synopsis: From internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino comes a heartwarming tale about finding your own courage.
Meet Morris Mole—he has always been a little bit different. When the moles are running low on food, it’s up to clever Morris to save the day. With a little help from an unexpected friend and a lot of digging, Morris learns that even the smallest creatures can do big things.
Featuring Dan Yaccarino’s bright and distinctive art, Morris Mole is sure to win the hearts of all readers.
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-0062411075
About Dan Yaccarino
Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty children’s books to his credit, including Five Little Pumpkins, Trashy Town, Unlovable, and The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau. He also created and produced Nickelodeon’s Oswald and is the character designer behind The Backyardigans. You can visit him at www.yaccarinostudio.com.
This interview with Morris Mole, a character in Dan Yaccarino’s picture book Morris Mole, was conducted between Dan Yaccarino and Bianca Schulze. For similar books and articles, follow along with our content tagged with Character Interviews, Courage, Dan Yaccarino, and Picture Book.