When the little mole discovers a pile of, well, pooh, on his head, he is absolutely certain that it doesn’t belong to him, but sets out on a mission to discover who exactly the culprit really is. His investigation takes him into the world of many animals as he wanders and compares the pile on his head to the piles that the other animals leave behind them.

Outrageously funny, this cracking little book is an absolute delight and not only gives children the chance to talk about one of their favourite topics for discussion, but is also an intriguing way of introducing the idea of a nature trail, taking them on a trip that will leave them both laughing and learning.

by Wolf Erlbruch & Werner Holzwarth


  • Nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award

Peter Hammer Verlag | hc, hc mini, pop-up edition | 24 pp | 1989 | 2+


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[original title: Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hatte]