Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse is one of those books that will steal your heart as you slowly flip through its gorgeous pages.
Enjoy this wonderful and heartwarming picture book, with incredible and uplifting messages!
It’s so valuable for these uncertain and troubled times.
This book is not like the usual picture book and every page gives a sense of peace and serenity.
Charlie Mackesy, who has been a cartoonist for the Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press.
Charlie’s work features in books, private collections and public spaces, including Highgate Cemetery in London, in hospitals, prisons, churches and university colleges around the UK, and in women’s safe houses around the world.
He says the straightforward, heartfelt conversations between the characters in The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse were drawn from, “…conversations I’ve had with my friends about what life really means, what’s important; it was a way for me to think aloud on paper with words and drawings“.
The conversations between the four characters in this book, have been shared thousands of times online.
Read it again, yet another time. It’s possible to read the same page, during more than one sitting, and experience different results.
The book isn’t a story with a plot, it’s a book full of wisdom and kindness. One powerful life reminder after another unfolds with few words.
The writing and pictures make the book seem like someone sat down and wrote you a nice letter.
Share this little treasure, especially with the younger people in your life. They will learn how it feels to take a slow, deep breath.
This is a book to be read aloud and shared among generations.
There are no pat answers in Charlie’s book, just maybe just enough light to get you moving.
As well as the video, above, I’ve added a few quotes from the book for you to share with others, here below.When the big things feel out of control... focus on what you love right under your nose. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet What do you think is the biggest waste of time? Comparing yourself to others, said the mole. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet Isn't it odd. We can only see our outsides, but nearly everything happens on the inside. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet I'm so small, said the mole. Yes, said the boy, but you make a huge difference. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet We often wait for kindness... but being kind to yourself can start now. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet What do you want to be when you grow up? Kind, said the boy. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet What is the bravest thing you've ever said?, asked the boy. Help, said the horse. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet Asking for help isn't giving up. It's refusing to give up. -Charlie Mackesy Click To Tweet
You’re sure to also like reading this special poem with its life lessons too.