Review of the book: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse


Review of the book: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse

I’m so small”, said the mole.

“Yes”, said the boy, “but you make a huge difference.”


This beautiful book “The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse” written by Charlie Mackery, comprises of beautiful quotes which according to me can help anyone to look life from a positive and a beautiful perspective.

According to me, the best part of the book was that it could be read by anyone, whether a 7-year-old boy or an 88-year-old grandma! Even those people like me who are not fond of reading, it is meant for them too and I would recommend everyone to give it a shot!

 Another interesting thing about the book is that for those people like me and the author as well who are not fond of reading books because books are lengthy or some of us like author who needs pictures, this book has it all which makes even more fun to read!


Summary of the book

The book unfolds the sweet and simple story of friendship between the four main protagonists: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse.

If one talks about the protagonists, one can observe that the boy is lonely and is full of curiosity. He asks a lot of questions about himself, his friends (the mole, the fox and the Horse) and about life.


The mole according to me was the wisest person among their group who was a die-hard fan of cake!


The horse was a kind friend who was always there for his friends. He too had a beautiful way of looking life and encouraged the boy to do the same whenever the boy felt sad and hopeless about himself.


The fox is a silent friend and wary as according to the author he has been hurt by life.

The author mentions in his introduction that the boy was lonely when the mole first surfaces. Both of them spend their time in wild. In their wanderings, they meet fox who as mentioned above who was silent most of the time, but towards the end of the story he too begins to warm up and express himself more.

During their adventures in the Spring field, they encounter horse as well who was gentlest friend among the group.

As one continues to read the adventures of the four friends, the most beautiful thing that anyone could observe that all of them are different and have their own strengths, weaknesses and fears. All four of them don’t judge each other, help each other and motivate each other to look at a positive and a beautiful way of living life whenever one of them feels lonely, sad, hurt or unloved.


They teach  each  other how to love themselves and treat life with a little more kindness and embrace it with more love.


For example: There was a scene wherein the boy was fearful that his friends would not accept him for who he was. The wise mole had an exceptional answer.


Finally, I would strongly recommend everyone to read this beautiful book and like me , embark on the beautiful journey with the four protagonists! As one can say action speaks louder than the words, or a picture can represent thousand words, according to me, in this book , only two or three lines can show you a whole new way of living life!


Happy reading! 


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